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McDonald faces selection dilemma
12:42pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
REDDITCH boss Liam McDonald has a new dliemma on Saturday when his side visit fellow strugglers Cheippenham Town — a full strength squad.
It is the first time this season McDonald has had no injury or suspension problems with top scorer Harvey Headley back from a ban.
It comes on the back of an encouraging 2-2 draw at home to Biggleswade last weekend, the first point they have gathered at the Valley Stadium this season.
Edwin Ahenkorah and Joe Ballinger scored for the Reds with keeper Brad Catlow also saving a first-half penalty as they twice came from behind to go some way to erasing the memory of their shock FA Cup defeat to Atherstone.
McDonald, who added James Mutton from Stratford to his squad prior to the game and welcomed back Bairoh Conteh, said: “We trained well last week and sorted a few things so it was a masssive point for us in the circumstances and a bonus to have Bairoh back. “We had four or five experienced players missing and it was was great for the young lads to come in and do so well.
“I can’t put my finger on why we have been better away from home but maybe it’s how we set up so offensively and I may look to change the formation in future games. “Teams seem to struggle with it when we are away but sit back and cause us problems on the counter-attack when we are at home.
“But it was very encouraging against Biggleswade that after the previous week we didn’t give away silly goals and for the first time in a number of weeks we looked like we could defend.
“It is a dilemma having a full squad to choose from but a good one and hopefully we can be more settled now.”
Striker Jermaine Clarke signed from Kettering is again expected to feature as is Omari Sterling-James.
“I set a target of four points from the next two games after the Atherstone defeat and we are still on course for that.”
Redditch are again on their travels on Tuesday when they visit Rugby Town (7.45pm) in the Birmingham Senior Cup .