Friday, February 09, 2007

Town rearrange FC United game to solve injury woes

Source: Crewe Guardian
WARRINGTON Town have rearranged their home friendly with FC United for Tuesday night after it was postponed this week because of a frozen pitch.

Town boss Ian Street has arranged the match, which will be free for spectators and kicks off at 7.30pm at Cantilever Park, to look at a number of trialists and fringe players in the wake of the Yellows' crippling injury crisis.

He said: "I had selected three or four reserves, a similar amount of trialists and some first team players for the postponed game on Tuesday so I expect it will be similar next week.

"We've lost a lot with injuries and the other day I wrote down about 11 Warrington players and thought that would make quite a good team, but none of them are available. But I'm not making excuses."

Street takes his side to Clitheroe in the UniBond First Division on Saturday and, although Dave Tickle (groin) may not quite be ready to return, he hopes to have more signings on board.

The Yellows are waiting for clearance to sign Newcastle Town's Carl Nesbitt, with fellow midfielders Darrell Avery and Jordan King also targets.

Town skipper Dougie Pitts will undergo a knee operation tomorrow, Friday, and could be back before the end of the season.