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Ray Frustration After 23's Fixture Was Postponed

25 January 2018

The postponement of our Under-23 fixture with Nottingham Forest has frustratingly prevented defender George Ray from possibly getting 90 minutes under his belt.

Ray who was named on the subs bench for the first-team for the first time since last Easter against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday was hopeful of getting more game time in his quest for full match fitness.

Development coach Alex Morris tried his best to get the match on and was prepared to re-arrange for 24 hour later than the original fixture on Tuesday, but circumstances and pitch conditions dictated that the game had to be postponed.

David Artell told the club’s official web-site: “We tried all we could to get the game on. We changed the kick off time from 7pm to 1pm and were prepared to switch the venue to Forest’s training ground, but there was lack of match officials for an afternoon kick-off.

“We then tried to play later at Alfreton’s ground at 7pm but the pitch wasn’t suitable because of the rain they have had.

“We wanted the game on to give our fringe players a game and to give George (Ray) more game time. It was a blow it was called off but George has got his head down this week, trained well and worked hard. It is another week of training under his belt and he is getting there.”


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