Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson forced to juggle his squad over tough weekend of fixtures
Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson has revealed he has a juggling act on his hands to make sure he can keep his players fit over the next two matches in the Skrill Premier.
The Imps face an August Bank Holiday weekend double header. They travel to Cambridge United tomorrow and then follow it up with a home game against Wrexham on Monday.
And with players picking up knocks against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, Simpson is having to look carefully at the team he picks.
“You have to take the weekend as a double header,” said Simpson. “ There are one or two have picked up a couple of knocks from the Forest Green game.
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“If I play a couple of them in the Cambridge match then there is no chance of them making the second game and it could turn into something a little bit longer.
“So I have to be a bit careful and I will have to mix and match it. Fingers crossed if the others pull through we might have two or three who are fresh coming into the Wrexham game.”
Two players who certainly will not be in contention are Adi Yussuf and Nick Wright.
The pair are both suffering from hamstring injuries, however, Simpson is pleased with how they are progressing in their recoveries.
“Adi Yussuf has been to see a specialist and I think they’ve got to the bottom of what is happening,” said Simpson.
“Whether he will be involved at the weekend is too close call. He certainly is a lot happy now. He has had problems over the last few seasons and he was down as he was worried it was a case of ‘oh no, not again’.
“However, he’s worked hard over pre-season and done well. We took a bit of time out to get to the bottom of what we hope is causing him problems. Now we will see how it goes for the next few weeks.
“Nick Wright is suffering with his hamstring. However, he was jogging on Wednesday, so we are keeping our fingers crossed it is not as bad as we first thought. It will still be a few weeks.”