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WARD - BOTH TEAMS ARE STRONGER

16 January 2014

Manager on Saturday's game

John Ward has confirmed that there will be no new faces in ahead of Saturday’s trip to York City.

The manager has been talking to a number of people, but circumstances mean that no one is available ahead of the weekend.

And he hopes that people will remain patient as he tries to bring in the right players.

He said: “I know people will think we are not trying, but there are circumstances surrounding the people I am trying to get. 

“It is quite easy for me to jump in and get one or two and get on with it, but I have to try and get the right people in – there is not a lot of scope here for me to get things wrong. 

“So at the moment it is not going to have for us over this weekend. I made a call this morning, and I was told by the parent club they need him this weekend, and we will review it again on Monday.

“We will sit and wait, and if I can who I think are the right guys in, then it will be worth it.”

Although the manager is very keen to strengthen the squad, he has been pleased with his side over the last period of games.

He said: “In our last 16 games we have done pretty well with the people who are here, hopefully there are no injuries for the weekend, so the strength of the squad stays the same.

“There are one or two run of the mill bumps and bruises, but we will man manage that and everyone should be on the coach to go up to York on Saturday.

“I don’t have the urgency that it has to be done by the end of January as the loan window goes on a little longer, but the urgency is that I would like to get some strength into the team and help this group out.”

And despite playing York three times already this season, John believes that both teams are stronger going in to Saturday’s game.

He said: “They have made some changes, and bought a couple of players, so I think it is going to be a tough fixture.

“They had a super result away at Northampton last week, and have put themselves in a stronger position.

“If we can get three points, it helps us in our climb up the table.

“They are stronger, and we are stronger since the last time we met, so I think there is a good game in prospect. They had two or three guys cup tied last time, so I am sure they think they are in a better position.”

For the full interview visit Gas Player

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