David Artell says that his summer signing Olly Lancashire was ready to make his debut for the club after overcoming his groin injury. Lancashire missed the opening game of the season against Plymouth Argyle after suffering the untimely injury in our pre-season match at Altrincham.
The former Swindon Town skipper was able to do straight line running and retain his overall fitness levels and after getting 10 days of training under his belt, Artell did not hesitate to bring the centre-half back into his plans for the away game at Oldham.
David told the club’s official website: “Olly did well on his debut and he was ready. He had been training for a while and he is wise enough and experienced enough to know how to get through games.
“He was fit enough because he has only missed a couple of weeks and was able to do his fitness work.
“We will see what he is like today but we know he is a good player. He made one block towards the end in the mid-drift and that is what we need, players putting their bodies on the line to make sure the ball doesn’t end up in our net.
“Olly, like the rest of them, stood up to be counted to make sure we got the result.”