Thursday 8th February.
I never thought I would find myself worrying about the fitness
of Simon Baldry, but surprisingly I am. Despite managing to play
for half an hour or so on Saturday, he seems to be still struggling
with the thigh injury sustained since before the postponed Tranmere
game. Strangely enough, we do look as though we are missing him
when he is absent from the team. With his new found self-belief
he is worrying defences and now has the confidence to run at defenders,
and with Martin Smith operating on the left wing we seem to have
a little more cutting edge. In the half hour he managed against
Nottingham Forest last week he certainly contributed to Town’s dominance
of the later stages of the game.
Once again illness has spread through the Town team this week,
and Ben Thornley and Jon Dyson have been suffering from some kind
of ’flu-like symptoms, although they look as though they might be
OK to play.