David Artell says that Paul Green’s red card against Cambridge United will re-open the door for one of his players, starting at Leyton Orient tomorrow evening. Green was dismissed minutes before half-time on Saturday and in his absence the team rallied to go 2-1 ahead in the second half only for a controversial penalty decision to cost us something from the game.
With Green suspended, a chance to stake their claim has arrived for another of the midfielders with the likes of James Jones, Oli Finney and Callum Ainley hoping to get the nod.
Artell told the club’s official website: “We were able to still dominate the game with ten men in the second half on Saturday and that is great credit to the players. I thought they were terrific. I’ve watched it back and they gave everything they had.
“It was a really poor second goal to concede and of course he has given them a penalty when no-one else thought it was. It cost us a point at least and I thought we deserved at least a point because we have being able to control the game with ten men for almost an hour.
“Cambridge were set up to stop us scoring and we managed to score two with ten men. I thought 2-2 in the circumstances would have been an acceptable result.
He added: “Greeny’s suspension gives someone else a chance. They have to be ready and take it. “