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Harry shakes off knock in time to face Rotherham

Update from Assistant Manager ahead of Tuesday night's game

16 October 2017

Neil Cox said that Saturday's match-winner Harry Forrester is in contention to face Rotherham tomorrow night.

The attacking midfielder was struggling with an ankle knock after his key contribution at Northampton, but he's now put that behind him.

"Harry had a bit of a knock on the ankle, but he has come through this morning and he is fine," reported Neil. "He is looking forward to maybe getting another start, but we are going to look at the squad and see how everyone else is. Harry did really well on Saturday. He flitted in and out of the game, but he took his goal really well. It gives us confidence that the boy has got that spark and hopefully he can keep it going."

Neil is expecting a tough game tomorrow night with manager Paul Warne having steadied the ship after relegation. Taking on a Rotherham side currently fourth in League One, Neil knows the squad will have to be at their best – and he believes the home support can make a difference.

"We've spoken to the squad this morning because we need everyone fit and raring to go," said Neil. "Everyone is working hard and they are pushing each other. If the call comes from the manager, they have to be ready to start.

"We are all positive. The boys are all looking forward to this game. We are determined to do well at home and the players have got to go out and do it. It's a Tuesday night game under the lights and our fans look forward to these games as well. It's going to be a hard game, but we are ready for it.

"I can remember playing against Paul and he was a hard-working centre forward who put you under pressure. He worked really hard for the team and it looks like he has got his team playing in the same way. They really put a shift in for him and work hard from the front. They try to play football and it's going to be a really good test for us. They are probably one of the favourites to go up this season.

"I would have thought that Rotherham will try to win the game and they will not sit back. It was a different game on Saturday, nobody wanted to lose that one, but we are at home tomorrow night. We will be on the front foot, we will close people down, and work hard to try to create as many chances as we can. We will get people in good positions, something we have been working on for the last five or six weeks."

Don't forget you can gain entry to the game tomorrow for just £10. See our previous article to download a voucher.

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