Summer signing, Dominic Furness will be unavailable for this afternoon’s match with Nantwich Town at the Weaver Stadium due to other commitments made leaving Chris Hardy with some key decisions to make in midfield.
The midfielder has impressed in his first few appearances with the club, particularly in the 3-0 victory over Matlock Town, which was also a strong team performance, however Chris Hardy will have to look at other options for the trip to Cheshire.
Furness also did not feature in Tuesday’s victory over Stalybridge Celtic with Chris Hardy turning to Adam Gell, Jimmy Beadle and Jassem Sukar to fill his midfield who did a good job protecting the back four when under pressure.
The Blues boss may yet again have to use these players today with captain, Dale Hopson injured, and Dave McTiernan considered a concern for the clash. McTiernan looks to be recovering from his injury however.
The returning Kieron Parnaby could be another option however. The promising youngster came off the bench to score against Hednesford Town, albeit a concelation goal as the Seasiders went down 2-1.
Another returning player will be Paul Roddam who has not featured in the last few matches, largely down to the impressive performances of Josh Nearney. The former Guisborough man is expected to be in Chris Hardy’s squad today.
Defeder, Lee Bullock continues to be sidelined as well as striker, Ashley Coffey and goalkeeper, Jack Norton, who bravely continued though the recent victory over Matlock Town. The experienced gloveman has been ruled out since.
Adam McHugh looks to be set to continue between the sticks with Dan Dixon also unable to play today. McHugh joined the club on an initial month’s loan deal from Bishop Auckland last week to fill in for Jack Norton.
Striker, Greg Rutherford is also likely to miss out as his injury lay-off continues. He did come off the bench for the final few minutes on Tuesday night however but he is still not able to play a full ninety minutes until the Blues manager is certain that he is fit.
There will be LIVE commentary from the Weaver Stadium on Yorkshire Coast Radio Extra from 3pm, as well as updates on Facebook and Twitter. Also find Chris Hardy’s post-match interview LIVE on the Facebook page.