‘We’ve got to be on our game’

Assistant-manager Danny Webb spoke to the media about Tuesday’s big game under the lights against Altrincham whilst also touching on the recent disappointment of the postponed Notts County fixture last weekend.

Speaking to the media, he said: “It was obviously a massive disappointment that the game on Saturday was called-off but there’s only so much you can do.

“It wasn’t playable. We did everything we could but it just didn’t happen.

“The goalmouth in-front of the Kop was rock solid [on Saturday morning], we simply did everything we could but as seen all over the country sometimes the weather just beats you.

“I’m glad the game is trying to be rearranged for a Saturday, not a Tuesday. It just wasn’t to be, we try to look at the positives.

“Hopefully tomorrow night everyone will be full of energy and ready to go.”

After touching on the recent postponement, Webb was keen to move on to Tuesday’s game and touch on the upcoming fixture.

He told the media what he expects from Altrincham and why he believes they’re a good side.

“We’ve got to be on our game tomorrow, he said. “They’re in decent form and have plenty of danger men that’s for sure, they can hurt you.

“We’re focusing on ourselves though and fully looking to turn up and win.

“I’m sure their manager [Altrincham’s] won’t be coming here for a point. He’s a fantastic manager and one of the many reason they’re doing well.

“They will definitely want to get all three points. They’re a side with serious threats and they won’t want to lose tomorrow.”

He also provided an update on some of the health of members of the squad.

“It’s a shame for Manny [Oyeleke], we originally thought he’d be back firing now in January but that just hasn’t worked out unfortunately.

“He needs to get back fit for his own career and his own personal journey.

“He’s struggled with injuries and we really need a fit and well Manny, not one that keeps getting injured, so he’s trying to fix that.

“Danny [Rowe] is back with us, he’s back in the building and getting himself back to his best, fitness-wise.

“He’s a great player but he’s a fair bit away from being involved as he needs to up his fitness.

“He’s back with us now and hopefully that’s something he can do.”