Boss has options for Lincoln trip
It’s stick or twist for Town boss Paul Buckle this weekend as he prepares his side to visit Lincoln in search of a third straight win in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
Pleased with last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Southport, Buckle has plenty of options for the trip to Sincil Bank with defenders Janos Kovacs and Dean Beckwith likely to return to the fold.
Having been so happy with last weekend’s display the boss gave nothing away when asked by the press on Thursday whether he was looking to shake things up against the Imps.
“Without giving the team away, you look for consistency in individuals and in the team, and I think certainly the last game we’re very pleased with the second half performance,” Buckle said.
“Do you change or do you go with the momentum we’ve picked up from that game?
“We’ll decide that and we won’t give too much away between now and Saturday and we’ll pick the team and subs which we think is right to go and try and win the game.
“We’ve got options. We all know it’s a team sport and everybody is pulling their weight at the moment.
“That’s why we’re winning games. Everybody is putting in a real good work ethic in training and are taking it into games.
“Even when people are coming off the bench they are doing the business.
“I’m delighted with all of the players and there’s big competition for places at the moment.”
Buckle confirmed injury concern Danny Spiller joined in a light training session on Thursday and could travel to Lincoln on Saturday to be a part of the Town squad.
And while the midfielder isn’t likely to appear in Town colours for a month at least, Buckle has been pleased with the his progress.
“We have no other injuries at the moment, but I’m pleased to see Spiller joined in with us for the warm-up this morning so that’s huge plus for us Danny.
“You forget what a big signing for us. Him and Garry Richards were big signings and we really could do with having him back.
“We were delighted he joined in the warm-up this morning, although he is still a couple of weeks away.
“We are OK and the players are certainly ticking a lot of boxes at the moment with everything. They are a pleasure to work with the group at the moment.”