Not quite mathematically a must-win game but hard to see us having the confidence to pick-up enough points to make the play-offs if we don't win. On paper this should be a comfortable win but a lot of players seem to be struggling for form, we have a terrible record on the Saturday after a mid-week game and have lost three of our last 4 home.
I'd rest/ drop Kane and Deano and go for a back 4 with Pierce at right-back and O'Shea in the centre alongside Brown. As for the rest of the team, in my opinion,only really Archie, Hiram, Lee Martin, if fit, and Ryan Bowman definitely deserve to start but I can't see Jake being dropped. As for the last place I guess Nicky Law will come back in but he's not been at his best recently.
I expect the attendance will be down a bit as well as presumably a few of the floating fans will have been put off by the horror show against Mansfield.
Up at their place, they didn't enjoy the pace of Ogbene and Lee martin running at their defence, and we should have got more goals. Very late equaliser from them (Stockley og?) robbed us of the points. Surely we can do better at home? Time for the seasoned pros to turn in a decent performance, and let's hope Bowman is on a roll with the goals!
They are more than capable of keeping it tight at the back and frustrating us. They will settle for a point no doubt but if we are as gullible in the last few minutes of the game as we were on Tuesday then they could well go away with all 3 points.
If I was a betting man I would put money on Pope knocking one in as he did last season-when if I recall they were then bottom of the league.