Tomorrow we host Lancaster City hoping to return to winning ways after three games without a win in all competitions.
Looking back at last Saturday’s game you can’t help but feel disappointed. For the second time this season we have dropped points against a ten man team when we have been leading. Also it was the second time this season we have conceded a late equaliser at Heritage Park when the game has appeared won.
If the points dropped against Droylsden, Farsley and Cltiheroe will prove crucial come April/May only time will tell.
Tomorrow’s opposition, Lancaster, have been disappointing this season, having just missed out on the playoffs last time around. They are currently in 13th place in the league, eleven points off the playoff places.
As for us, we have a few team selection headaches with Gary Brown, Chris Hunter and Liam Hatch all out through suspension. As per the Northern Echo today, manager Martin Gray is still looking to bring someone in but this may have to wait till after the fixture.
The options for tomorrow appear to be loan signing Nearney or Lovegreen at centre back alongside Alan White. The other one may start at right back or Gray may opt to play winger Adam Mitchell in the position he played for 45 minutes last Saturday.
They will be a new addition to the squad tomorrow though, with signing Nelson Mota joining the club from Ramsbottom United. While we are always trying to improve the squad, signing a right winger doesn’t seem the priority at this time, with defensive numbers down, however he has experience in the Evo-Stik leagues and could prove to be a good addition to the squad.
The next few weeks could prove crucial for our season as we try and cope with the suspensions which have all come at the same time. While the other teams in the promotion race continue to drop points, we need to avoid doing this ourselves.