THE Seagulls are hit by injuries and suspension for Saturday’s home game against a Goole side that gained their first win of the season on Tuesday night, but manager Phill Hadland is calling for his squad to rally and start showing some consistency.
The club are awaiting international clearance for new signing Lassana Nalatche Mendes, but are definitely without suspended Anthony Griffith following his two yellow cards at Clitheroe last weekend, and Louis Barnes is a non-starter due to a hamstring injury.
The manager reports that Sam Barnes may have a chance of returning, but Kyle Jacobs is injured, Dan Bartle is still not fit, and he is awaiting news on Jack Kelleher who got a knock in training on Thursday night.
“All in all the squad is being tested,” admits the manager, but he wants the players to rise to the challenge.
“We’ve been up and down in the last few weeks,” he says. “We’ve shown we can beat the best team in the league (South Shields), but have let ourselves down with the last two midweek performances.