Jim to sleep on selection decisions

ALTHOUGH manager Jim Magilton is keen to settle on a consistent side he today admitted he will be sleeping on a few key selection decisions.

Derek Davis

ALTHOUGH manager Jim Magilton is keen to settle on a consistent side he today admitted he will be sleeping on a few key selection decisions.

Magilton is thinking about bringing in Veliche Sumulikoski, Alex Bruce, Danny Haynes, Owen Garvan and Shane Supple, to the starting XI to face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground tomorrow.

They could replace Iván Campo, Moritz Volz or Richard Naylor, Alan Quinn, Jon Walters and Richard Wright.


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Magilton revealed Danny Haynes almost made the subs bench on Saturday after Kevin Lisbie 'nipped' a knee during the warm up and comes into his thinking for game at Forest, along with others.

Magilton said: “I would like to be consistent in my selection while also aware that one or two have below par games but I will sleep on it and maybe give people the benefit of the doubt.

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“I may give Campo a rest. Alex Bruce has done well and is breathing down people's necks. He has been unfortunate to be left out. Moritz Volz didn't defend particularly well a t times on Saturday but he gives us a real threat going forward so it is about the balance.

“I will sleep on all these because I don't want send any jittery signals are out because people are already jittery.

“Richard Wright is great lad and a great character that has come through tough times before but every mistake he makes is ending up in the back of the net.

“He knows in Shane he has a good back up and although he has not played yet I know that if selected he would not let me down.”

On reflection Magilton felt Town did better than he first thought against Swansea but didn't take advantage.

He added: “Jon Walters and Alan Quinn did not help us at times but we got away with it with a great ball, great quality and a good goal but we didn't go on and finish them off.”

Norris and Quinn who both took knocks against Swansea have both been passed fit and have travelled with the squad.

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