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24 December 2012

Boro Player spoke to manager Gary Smith today and he pointed out positives and negatives to Saturday’s postponement before looking ahead to the Boxing Day clash with Coventry City at the Lamex Stadium.

Thinking back to the weekend, when an away trip to Brentford was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Smith described the weather as “absolutely shocking” before continuing “that final downpour on the day, during the build up to the game, would have been enough to see the games off.”

He pointed out that there were positives to come from having he Saturday off, saying “at this point, with a couple of injuries in our group and some bodies that probably needed a little rest and recuperation, it’s given us the opportunity to get the group back to full health.” He did however highlight the negatives that always come with a postponed tie, adding “we’ve got to force that game into a schedule somewhere that, if this continues, will be quite packed.”

Gary went on to speak about what the Saturday entailed after finding out that the game was off before speaking about our next opposition, Coventry, who will be coming to The Lamex on Wednesday, and who were one of the few sides in the division not to be without a fixture last weekend.

“They seem to be in a pretty good run at the moment, they look quite confident. The players are in good health, there are no suspensions or too many injuries or doubts around their team so I would think that the game they had will just keep them ticking over.

“They’ll know that it will be tough coming to our place and they will just want to keep their run going I’m sure.”

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