JOHN Sheridan is committed to making at least two changes for the FA Cup with Budweiser visit of Welling United to Home Park on Saturday.John has already said that goalkeeper Jake Cole will replace Luke McCormick from the side that faced Burton Albion last Saturday.
In addition, winger Tope Obedayi will not be fit to face Welling, with the club still waiting to learn the full extent of the hamstring injury suffered by during the game with the Brewers.
Apart from long-term absentees Marvin Morgan and Matt Lecointe, and a few niggles, Sheridan is fortunate to currently have a squad with a near-clean bill of health to select from.
“Everyone’s fit other than Tope, who is still out, but he’s improving day-by-day,” said John. “The team’s not going to change too much.”
One other player who looks unlikely to feature against the Wings is midfielder Dominic Blizzard, who picked up a thigh injury in the 1-1 Devon-derby draw at Torquay United.
John said: “Unfortunately for him, he got a little bit of a pull at the top of his thigh, and is still feeling it a bit.
“We’ve got to be very careful with that. It’s a shame because I thought he did well when he came on at Torquay. It’s a funny injury and we’ve got to be really careful because he’s dying to get back in the game and looked really good in training,”
Recent loan signing Caolan Lavery is also unavailable for selection, having not been given permission to play by parent club Sheffield Wednesday, but Durrell Berry is ready to play having missed the last game because of a long-standing knee injury.
“Durrell’s fit,” said John. “He’s training today. It’s just the amount of games; that’s the only problem. It doesn’t give him that much time to rest it.”
Supporters are reminded to retain their tickets stubs from the Welling match, and all FA Cup games this season, so that, in the event of a future tie being potentially oversubscribed, holders will be given second-tier priority – after Members – for tickets for that fixture.