Grimsby Town bosses face tough team selection decisions for AFC Telford clash
ROB Scott faces another sleepless night after admitting that last week’s team selection was the hardest of his managerial career.
The Grimsby Town joint bosses are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking their best 11 at the moment – so much so that top-scorer and fans’ favourite Ross Hannah had to take his place on the bench against Alfreton.
Scott admits to having wrestled with the decision to leave out players such as Hannah, who have all played their part in propelling the Mariners to their lofty league position.
Ultimately, the duo were vindicated for those decisions, but are now faced with another selection dilemma ahead of the visit of AFC Telford tomorrow (3pm).
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Scott told the Telegraph: “Last week was genuinely the hardest team selection of our managerial careers to date, because we had to leave out a couple of players that have done extremely well for us this season – and will do so again.
“The difficulty wasn’t in having to scratch our heads, asking ourselves ‘who’s going to play?’
“It was more because we had to tell certain players that they weren’t playing, after putting a major effort in to get us where we are now.
“We have now got those decisions to make again for tomorrow,” he added.
“But the pleasing thing for us is that, everyone who has come into the side has contributed well – that’s the point of having a tight, resourceful squad who can all play their part.
“It’s not a case of rotating the team and weakening it in any areas.
“We feel that we’re equally as strong, regardless of who is starting, and for Paul (Hurst) and myself it’s a nice predicament to be in.”
Scott was also quick to praise the way his players have responded to those tough decisions he and co-manager Hurst have had to make.
“The players are spot on,” he continued.
“Okay, they’re not jumping for joy if left out, but they’re good pros and realise that there is nothing more important than the team. We don’t want them to be pleased that they’re not playing, but ultimately they have to be happy when the team is winning.
“When they’ve been called upon, they’ve stepped up and done their jobs and we’re confident that whoever we pick tomorrow, they will do that again.”
Meanwhile, striker Anthony Elding has been linked with a move to League of Ireland champions Sligo Rovers.
Scott added: “Anthony is looking like he’ll be going out in the next 24-48 hours.”