Grantham Town battle on despite absences

Recent Gingerbreads signing Ash Burbeary (right) gave Kings Lynn Town something to think about on Tuesday night. Photo: 814D
Recent Gingerbreads signing Ash Burbeary (right) gave Kings Lynn Town something to think about on Tuesday night. Photo: 814D

Grantham Town joint manager Gary Sucharewycz says it is an ongoing battle to get a squad of players due to recent injuries, suspensions and other absences.

Both he and co-boss Ian Robinson have worked tirelessly to bring in fresh blood to plug the gaps and have utilised the bench to good effect.

The Gingerbreads looked the better side against league leaders Skelmersdale United on Saturday, and a point should have been minimum reward for their efforts. And then Grantham sent King’s Lynn Town home with their tails between their legs on Tuesday night, turning the game on its head with two Greg Smith goals in the second half.

Sucharewycz said: “Injuries have had an effect on us. We have struggled for the last few games due to the absences we have had from the squad.

“We are on the phone with managers and players constantly, keeping an eye on what is happening. It’s allowed us to move quickly and with quality when we have had to.”

Sucharewycz said he expected tomorrow’s game at Stocksbridge Park Steels to be a tough one but they would be disappointed if they did not get a result against one of the league’s basement sides.

He said: “It’s no easy game against them. We have got to be professional and switched on all game; we know we will create chances. Everyone has a chance of starting on Saturday.

“We showed on Tuesday that our bench can come on and do every bit as good a job as the person they replace. Saturday and Tuesday saw a bit of freshening up in the squad, and we may change one or two things for tomorrow.”