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Boss hopeful over keepers’ fitness

11 December 2014

Murray hoping Studer and Evtimov will be fit for visit of Cheltenham Town.

Manager Adam Murray is hoping that both Dimitar Evtimov and Sascha Studer will be fit for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two home match with Cheltenham Town.

Studer, 23, played through the pain barrier in last weekend’s FA Cup second round tie with Cambridge United, whilst Evtimov has been struggling of late with a chest infection.

“Dimi is fine and he’s been back in training this week,” added Murray. “He’s got over his illness which he had which was quite serious. He had a chest infection and was struggling breathing and got rushed into hospital.

“Sascha’s had this week to recover with his thigh [injury]. He’ll have a scan over the next few days to see where we are, but he’s feeling positive so that’s good news.

“I’m hoping both will be fit for Saturday.”

In other news, Martin Riley has a tight hamstring and hasn’t trained this week, so the 27-year-old could also be a doubt for our next game. The ex-Wrexham centre-back may be replaced in the starting xi by John Dempster, who has returned to training following his recent spell on the sidelines through injury.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, our new boss continued: “I went to watch Cheltenham last Sunday and this will be a tough game. We’re both fighting for points at the minute and they’ve obviously got a new manager in Paul Buckle, who’s gone in and he’s experienced at what he does, so he’ll have them ready for coming here.

“But for me, we need to make this place a fortress now. It’s up to the boys to take on board what we’ve given them and put in place this week, and we need to play on the front foot.

“We need to create a tempo and it’s alright us asking for the fans to make the ground buoyant and lively, but we’ve got to give them something to do that. That’ll be the aim for Saturday.”


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