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PB: GET YOUR BOOTS READY!

22 January 2013

Manager Paul Buckle joked that Town fans must prepare themselves for a call up to the first team following news that Tuesday's game with Lincoln was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The Hatters face the prospect of playing 23 matches in the next 12 weeks and the boss is going to require as many bodies as possible as his side aim to progress in the league and in two cup competitions.

“The supporters must get their boots and shinpads ready because we're going to need them!” said Buckle. “We have a lot of games left to play in a short space of time – we'll be playing every day at this rate.”

The boss, his staff and the players arrived at Kenilworth Road early this morning to see the pitch frozen in several areas – despite best efforts of volunteers to get the game on.

“It's disappointing and frustrating, especially because of all the hard work people have put in to try and get the game to be played,” said Buckle. “The groundsman, stadium manager, supporters and staff have all done a great job it's such a shame their efforts weren't rewarded.”

With the Lincoln game off attention turns immediately to Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie against Premier League Norwich City.

“Preparation for Norwich starts now,” said Buckle. “We'll have a training session today [Tuesday afternoon] and get ready for Saturday.

“In a way the Lincoln postponement means we have more time focus on the Norwich game. Everything has changed logistically now and we're delighted that we have been able to organise training at Ipswich on Thursday and Friday.”

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