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Chance For Others To Step Forward

7 April 2015

Boss says he will watch the U-21s again on Thursday before deciding on his team for the weekend

After viewing the Under-21s performance against Huddersfield today, manager Steve Davis says he will watch Thursday’s follow up game against Leeds with a view to possibly giving other players of his squad a chance. Club captain Matt Tootle made his comeback from a long standing ankle problem in the 2-1 defeat to the Terriers and the versatile defender could now feature against Leeds as the club step up his game time.

Ryan Colclough was on target for the Railwaymen via the penalty spot and could thrust himself forward for his first start for almost 18 months. Colclough has only just returned from a problematic hip and hernia problem.

The likes of Jon Guthrie, Ant Stewart, Liam Nolan and James Baillie could also come back into the reckoning ahead of the visit of Leyton Orient this weekend.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It would be a lot to ask of Matt to play again on Thursday but he has missed a lot of football and needs game time, so we will see how he is. He needs some games if he is to be involved again before the end of the season.

“Ryan also needs minutes on the pitch and we are being cautious with him because he was out for a long time.

The boss added: “The likes of Jon Guthrie, Anthony Stewart and Jamie Baillie are also in my thinking. If they play well and are sharp and ready then I wouldn’t hesitate to put them in. I would put any of them in and I will be watching the game on Thursday very closely to see if any of them are ready to step up in what is a very important time of the season for us.”

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