The postponement of AFC Fylde’s much-delayed FA Trophy tie with Skelmersdale did have its up-side as the Coasters prepared for a trip to Gainsborough Trinity in National League North tomorrow.
It has given a number of players the chance to recover from injury and illness.
Danny Lloyd is hopefully on the mend after suffering a deadleg in the 1-0 win over Chorley, while Richie Baker would probably not have been able to play on Tuesday night against Skem in any event because of a hamstring injury.
In addition, Tom Hannigan – only recently returned to action – could have struggled to play in two matches in a short space of time after appearing in the 1-0 win at home to Chorley last Saturday.
Dominic Collins and Danny Rowe have also been given more time to recover from colds/chest infections.
Brad Barnes is back in full training – he had been absent of late after his new-born baby had a spell in hospital, but mum and child are now happily back home.
Fylde are also monitoring Matty Hughes’ knee injury.