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We Have Options

13 January 2014

Assistant boss Glynn Snodin spoke ahead of the side’s FA Cup third round replay with Ipswich and admitted that changes could be made.

The Lilywhites face two home games in a week and with the visit of Coventry this Saturday, the team could well be a different one on Tuesday to the one that last their long unbeaten away record at Wolves on Saturday.

“We have a few little niggles, but everyone will be available for selection,” ‘Snods’ said. “Stuart Beavon missed three or four days last week with a virus, but he comes back in and we have plenty of options available to us.

“We’ve discussed Wolves and the way we can learn from it, but we’ve put that to bed now. We are concentrating on Ipswich and look to win that one.

“We have talked this morning about the options we have. No matter who comes in, we have a good squad. Most of the lads who can come in have been regulars at different times during the season and you need that squad. Whoever comes in will give their all, they are a fantastic bunch of lads.”

The game against Ipswich is another good test for Grayson, Snodin and co and one they are looking forward to: “Tuesday is a very different game,” he continued. “We are coming up against better players – with no disrespect meant to League One – but they are better, which is why they play at that level. It will be a tough game, but we played well down there in the initial tie and we want to put another show on.

“They will come here knowing they have to be better than what they were down at Portman Road, but Mick will have them ready. We have done our homework on them, but we don’t know what changes he will make.”

Mick McCarthy, someone Glynn knows well, made seven changes of his own for the drawn game at Portman Road and the same could be on the cards again.

“I’ve known Mick a lot of years and he is a great football man and is great for the supporters because he says it how he sees it and is honest and that’s what you want from people. The players want it as well and you know where you stand with him.

“They have got some good players, especially McGoldrick, who has some quality touches and he is someone I worked with down at Southampton, and the lads he brought into the side when he made changes down there are good players. 

“Mick has a decent squad and we are in for a tough game,” he added.

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