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Well it`d be harsh to call Grimsby ridiculous but contemplating an FA Trophy tie against Grimsby after dumping Norwich out of the FA Cup has had that effect on me.

Our wonderful run, in the FA Cup, has created its own problems fixture wise, to say we have a backlog is starting to state the obvious.

On another front, our squad is being stretched and tired legs must be carrying the players along on a wave of emotion, so, in an ideal world, Paul Buckle would rest players for this FA Trophy tie.

Sadly, it won`t work out like that because numbers are limited and Paul Buckle has his own thoughts on the matter, remarking in his pre-match press conference,

Paul Buckle will ring the changes for Tuesday`s FA Trophy quarter-final at Grimsby as the Town boss looks to progress in another competition just days after the stunning victory over Norwich.

"We will change it."

"We`ll change it for the better of the squad. We`ve spoken this morning and had a meeting and it`s all about being ready."

"The games are going to be coming thick and fast and we are going to have to change things. We`re going to have to trust it, and have a little bit of luck because there are so many games."

"We can`t make 11 changes [from Saturday], unless I bring the youth team players in. We`ve just got to keep thinking about it, deal with it and do the right things at the right time."

"It`s not ideal chopping and changing it, but now, after beating Wolves and Norwich, there`s a belief in the whole squad. All we have to do is stick together, through good times and bad and if we do, we have a real chance of being successful."


However, Buckle will be forced to make some changes with Greg Taylor and Scott Neilson both being cup-tied, with the latter having played for Grimsby in an earlier round. On the positive side, Simon Ainge is available after having been forced to sit out that damn fine win at Norwich.

But, with bigger fish to fry, namely gaining promotion from the Premier League and that magical FA Cup run does this competition mean anything to Buckle?

Off course it does with Buckle remarking,

"It`s a tough ask."

"It`s a quarter-final and if we can go through we find ourselves one team away from Wembley."

"We really want to win. There`s a big prize at stake."


Come on you Hatters, we`re on a roll, besides we want revenge for that drubbing we received up at Blundell Road earlier this season.




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Writer: Mad Hatter Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 28 2013

Time: 6:17PM

 

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