Bay face ‘a battle’ at in-form Glossop

The Seagulls will be facing former Bay defender Sam Barnes at Glossop.

The Seagulls will be facing former Bay defender Sam Barnes at Glossop.

SEAGULLS boss Paul Moore admits his side have a battle on their hands as they bid to become the first side this season to win at in-form Glossop North End on Saturday.

 The fourth-placed Derbyshire side have won their last five games on the bounce, have suffered just on defeat in the last 12 and are the division’s joint top goalscorers,  but the manager adds: “Victory is not  beyond us.
 “We’ve won against the odds at Bamber Bridge and at Kendal and have been playing better away from home than we have at home.
 “In fact, if we’d won our home games against Goole and Radcliffe instead of drawing, we’d be second in the table now which shows how close it is in the top half.”
 The Seagulls have won four of their six away games in the league and go into the game just two points behind Glossop from the same number of games and looking to extend their own run of just one defeat in their last nine games.
 They have an injury doubt over vice-captain Chris Gahgan who is rated only 50-50 with a calf injury, but will have Kyle Armstrong and Danny Andrews available again after both missed Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Radcliffe.
 Former Morecambe striker Jack Kelleher could also be involved for the first time if his international clearance comes through in time.
  Glossop’s side includes former  Colwyn Bay player Jamie  Rainford, who is their top scorer with nine goals so far this season, and defender Sam Barnes.
 Rainford had a brief injury hit spell with the Bay in the 2012/13 season when he played nine times, scoring four goals, while Barnes played 12 games for the Bay last season, interrupted by a  troublesome hamstring injury that forced him to miss nine games, before moving on when Kevin Lynch took over as manager.
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THE Reserves are playing at Lanelian Road on Saturday and supporters not travelling to Glossop are invited to come and support Paul Jenkins’ team who are playing Llangefni Town  (2.30 kick off).
 The bar and food outlet will both be open.
This is a good chance to see the progress the team have made in recent matches.