Manager calls for big response from injury-hit squad

Tim ChannonGeneral

COLWYN BAY are again depleted by injuries as they look to extend their unbeaten away record in the Conference North at fourth-bottom Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.
Tom Buckley (calf), Lanre Olapade (thigh) and Moustapha Saeil (knee) are all ruled out of contention and Filipe Anjos, of course, has been released.
The other players were given a night off training on Thursday following Tuesday’s disappointing FA Cup defeat at Warrington.
“I felt they needed time to rest and clear their heads after what was a very disappointing night for everyone,” reported manager Frank Sinclair.
“We have bounced back well before this season after suffering a disappointing result and hopefully we can do that again.”
Stalybridge have lost seven of their last eight games, including a 2-0 home defeat to Nantwich Town on Wednesday night in the Cheshire Senior Cup, and have failed to score in five of those games as they have slipped to within one point of the relegation places.
“They’ve got their problems at the moment and have had a few injuries as well, but we can’t think about that and have to go out and do our job,” said the manager.
“Paul Ennis, who used to be with us, has been playing well for them and scoring some goals so we have to keep an eye on him, and overall we have to respond to last Tuesday’s disappointment and go out with the belief we can win.”
Bower Fold, in fact, has been a happy hunting ground for Colwyn Bay in recent seasons with two wins and a draw there in the last three seasons.
Colwyn Bay: (from) Ollerenshaw, Sharpe, Bembo-Leta, Moss, Royle, Stephens, Noone, Mendes, Anoruo, Hopley, Williams (c), Baynes, Haywood, Hodgson, Pilliner, Sinclair.
Match updates from Bower Fold will be on the forum.