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No fresh injury doubts

4 September 2012

Manager Paul Cox has confirmed that he is likely to have close to a full squad fit and available for tonight's Blue Square Bet Premier clash with Tamworth.

Gary Roberts may return to action following his one-match suspension, whilst Ryan Tafazolli and Andy Owens are both expected to train today having shaken off their respective hamstring and groin injuries.

“We’ve got a few niggles and knocks at the moment, but there is nothing too substantial that would keep anyone out,” said Cox.

Paul Cox is speaking to our Head of Media & Communications Mark Stevenson and the Chad's John Lomas, from yesterday's press meeting.

“We’ll find out more after training this morning, but both Tafazolli and Owens may be involved.”

The boss, speaking earlier today, also confirmed the departure of Adam Somes from Mansfield Town.

He said: “Adam came in last week and had a chat with me. He has options to become a teacher and a coach, and he also wants to play football.”

“If this is the career he now wants to pursue then we don’t want to stand in his way at all. Therefore, we wish him all the best of luck for the future.”

With the window for permanent transfers now closed until the New Year, Cox also commented that he expects to see more activity when the window for loan deals opens next week.

Cox continued: “I am expecting more activity when the window opens next week. We’re no different to anyone else in terms of wanting to make necessary adjustments to our squad.”

“I feel we’re still missing one or two ingredients and that the squad in general needs strengthening, so I’ll be out and about watching games this week and looking at one or two players.”

Tamworth make the trip to One Call Stadium tomorrow night in the midst of an injury crisis. 

The Lambs currently have no fewer than six first team players who are regarded as an injury doubt at present, but Cox insists that tomorrow night will still be a tough test.

He said; “I know it sounds repetitive, but Tamworth will be another tough game for us.”

“In the first half against Woking on Saturday I thought we performed very well. If we’re going to get the three points tomorrow night then we need to play in a similar way.”

After our visit from the Staffordshire club tonight, we are again in action on Saturday when we make the long trip south to face mid-table Ebbsfleet United.

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