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Granty Has Key Role To Play

2 October 2013

A fitter Anthony Grant will see the best of him

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he has used summer signing Anthony Grant more sparingly of late because he wants the former Stevenage and Southend midfielder to be fitter to last games. Grant, 26, has made nine appearances this season, but has been substituted three times and come off the bench twice in that sequence.

Grant has also been suffering with a sore back of late and missed the club’s last away game at Oldham but the former Chelsea trainee is back in contention to start at Notts County this weekend.

Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “Anthony scored and was our man-of-the-match against Rotherham on his debut but he was struggling to last the game. He was struggling after 70 or so minutes and we have had to take him off on a few occasions.

“He hasn’t been fit enough but that is mainly down to him missing the pre-season. He had been playing catch-up and then he picked up a slight injury with his back. We have looked at ways at improving his fitness levels, because his game about him getting around the pitch and having an impact on the game.

“We have taken him out for a bit and he has watched things from the sidelines which I am sure will help him as well, to see how we play and to see what he can bring into the team when he comes back in.

“He has great experience of this division and is one of our older players, so he will have an important role to play. He would have been in this type of situation before and that makes him a very valuable member of our squad.”

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