Glyn Hodges said that there are no fresh injury worries ahead of Tuesday night’s big home game against Peterborough United.
Our assistant manager reported that Rod McDonald could be in contention after being out with a groin injury and Steve Seddon is fine after ending Saturday’s game with a hamstring strain. However, tomorrow’s game will come too soon for Kwesi Appiah’s return.
In his update for iFollow ahead of Tuesday’s game, Glyn said: “There is just a bit of stiffness and tiredness from the weekend, but no real knocks or anything like that, so we have the same squad to choose from as Saturday. We are looking forward to the game. Rod is almost there, so hopefully he is fit for tomorrow’s match. He could add a bit of experience.
“The players put a good stint in at the weekend, the starting 11, and the subs were used too. We will probably need to use them on Tuesday as well. I don’t think the squad will change too much, but Rod is in contention. It’s just about getting them ready. We’ve been out there today and we’ve done some video work with them, going through bits and pieces on how we want to play and how we can cause Peterborough a problem.”
Glyn added that the players are fully aware of the importance of maintaining recent form after three victories from the last five league games.
“They know how important it is, they know we’ve got a three-game week," added Glyn. "We obviously won on Saturday and we have Peterborough on Tuesday, followed by Southend on Saturday, so it’s a big week. We’ve got off to a great start and hopefully we can capitalise on the two games coming up.
“Peterborough have got good players and they are a footballing team. Charlton and Doncaster are very similar teams. Peterborough will get on the ball and they are quite inventive. They have players who can unlock defences, but we are prepared for that. We know what they’ve got, their strengths, and hopefully we can combat their weaknesses.”
As a left-sided player in his playing days, Glyn fully appreciates the value of Steve Seddon’s work down the flank, particularly after his goal-scoring contribution on Saturday.
“Steve has been a good signing and the system has suited him. The system at the moment gives him not only a chance to score, but he’s also causing problems with his crossing. He’s taking up attacking positions and the boy can defend as well. He’s fitted in great and he’s been a real asset for us.
“Steve is up on corners now. He scored the winner at Walsall and we need to get goals. It can only be good if we are getting goals from the wing-back areas, I know Toby came on and scored against West Ham. We will take goals wherever they come from and if we’ve got a goal-scoring wing-back, then I hope he gets more.”
The full interview with Glyn is now available to watch by clicking on the link to our iFollow channel above.