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Dempsey Back To Boost Unbeaten Run

Midfielder set for place in the squad for Saturday's trip to Chelternham

21 April 2022

Kyle Dempsey will be back to help Wanderers try and extend their unbeaten run to the end of the season.

Dempsey has missed the Whites’ last three games due to a hamstring strain.

But the midfielder is determined to figure before the end of the campaign and will be in Ian Evatt’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham Town.  

“Kyle has trained again today so will be available,” confirmed Evatt, whose side has put together a six-match unbeaten run with two games to go in their quest to finish in the top 10.

“It’s risk and reward. The physios have been saying put the handbrake on and wait for pre-season.

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“But Kyle being Kyle wants to play and wants to train, so had has made himself available and will be in the squad for Saturday.

“It’s good to have him back involved.”

Dempsey won’t start against the Robins as Wanderers aim to make it a hat-trick of wins after taking maximum points over the Easter weekend.

But the January signing will add to Wanderers’ current strength in depth, which contrasts starkly with the Whites’ first meeting of the season with Cheltenham.

Wanderers were down to their last 12 fit senior players for a 2-2 draw against the Robins at the end of November.

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But despite still missing a number of players – including skipper Ricardo Almeida Santos, loan signing Marlon Fossey and experienced midfielders Kieran Lee and Lloyd Isgrove – Evatt still has welcome choices to make.

“We had a real tough spell of injuries then,” added the Wanderers’ boss.

“We’re having one now but the difference is we’ve got a depth of squad from our recruitment from January where we’re able to cope.

“We’ve got options now from the bench to change and affect games. We’ve done that in the last two victories and we’ll do that again on Saturday.

“Regardless of who I pick in the starting XI, we know we’ve got players available on the bench that can come on and affect games in a positive way, so we’re fortunate in that.”


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