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Selection headache for Lichfield City FC manager

Dean Gilbert. Pic: Kevin Grice

Dean Gilbert. Pic: Kevin Grice

Lichfield City FC boss Dean Gilbert admits he has something of a selection headache ahead of his side’s home encounter with Leamington Hibernian.

Gilbert was forced to draft in five reserve team players for last weekend’s clash with Knowle Reserves due to the work commitments of a number of first-team regulars.

The second-stringers performed admirably though and helped City claim a 3-1 victory. Now, with those first-teamers back in contention, Gilbert has the unenvious task of either sticking with a winning team or recalling his more experienced players on Saturday (November 28th).

He explained:

“To a man the lads we brought in were superb. In many ways, last weekend’s win was our best performance of the season.

“We played very well all things considered and part of me believes we should stick with a winning team. The other part of me thinks we should call upon those experienced players who, work commitments permitting, will be available again. It will be a tough call but one thing I do know is that each and every player I call upon will give 100 per cent.

“After two away games, it will be nice to be back on home soil. Leamington have made a solid start to the campaign, so it will be a difficult game this afternoon. That said we will be looking to build upon last Saturday’s victory.”

Kick-off for the Midland Combination Second Division clash is 2pm at Brownsfield Park.

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