Gary Bowyer insists he has a good idea of his team to face Wycombe Wanderers next Saturday, though a few places remain up for grabs.
The manager, speaking after a 1-1 draw at Crewe, was happy to come through a last pre-season outing with no further injury concerns ahead of the season opener.
Good minutes and first-half display.
The main thing was to come out of it with no injuries and get minutes into everybody’s legs again, and we’ve managed to do that. I thought we played well first-half with good shape, which we’ve done a bit of work on, and scored an excellent goal and created several more chances. Second-half we looked a bit leggy at times, but that’s to be expected with what we’ve done with them this week.
New players will improve.
We’ve signed some good footballers and they’re going to get better, for sure. You look at the potential of quite a lot of them and they’re going to be a good asset to the club. We’ve picked up a couple of injuries that we hope will clear up very quickly because we need as fully fit a squad as possible to get through the season.
Team for Wycombe.
I’ve got a good idea. There’s a couple of places that I’m saying are still up and available and that we’ll look at and work on throughout the course of next week.
Jimmy Ryan is still his knee from the other week, but he was training with us yesterday so hopefully with a good week in training he won’t be too far. Ryan McLaughlin picked up a tweak of the hamstring in Tuesday’s game from not having a full pre-season with us, Rowan Roache has had an operation on his foot and Paudie O’Connor had a dead leg, but he’s fine and will be training on Monday.