Selection dilemma for Chasetown FC manager

Charlie Blakemore

Charlie Blakemore

A selection headache awaits Chasetown FC manager Charlie Blakemore as he prepares his side to take on Stamford at the Scholars Ground.

A number of players are likely to be available after injury, but with a 7-1 win at Spalding and a gritty 1-0 cup win at Willenhall Town in the last two fixtures, the Chasetown boss has some tough decisions to make.

Goalkeeper Ryan Price will be looking to win back the gloves from Martin Taylor after shaking off a hip injury, while Ross Miller, Richard Batchelor, Ben Steane, Ross Miller and Danny Smith are also back in contention. Craig Milligan is also likely to be fit for Saturday’s clash after suffering a swelling to his eye against Willenhall.

But for Blakemore, the dilemma is a nice one to have. He said:

“It’s good to see quite a few players getting back to fitness and back in contention, but it creates a lot of competition for places. Players who are not getting in at the moment know they’ve got to work hard to get in and that can only be a good thing.”

Whichever team Blakemore puts out at the Scholars Ground he knows they’ll be in for a battle.

The Scholars have been forced to learn quickly about the physical nature of the Unibond League, but the Chasetown boss believes his side are coping well. He said:

“Stamford will be another tough game because they are a decent side. But we know every game is going to be a battle in this league.

“We’ve just got to try to keep playing well and remain focused to try and keep up the habit of winning games.”

Chasetown’s game against Stamford kicks off at the Scholars Ground at 3pm.

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