Hearn fit to feature amid Pearson groin injury doubt
THE Mariners bosses have hinted they may shuffle their pack for the visit of Nuneaton Town.
After going into the first two matches of the new season with the same starting-11, Rob Scott and Paul Hurst have options galore as they try to find that winning formula at the third attempt.
Striker Liam Hearn safely come through more than half an hour of match action in Tuesday's defeat to Stockport after arriving from the bench.
And Scott says last season's top goalscorer has suffered no adverse reaction following his troublesome calf injury.
Fellow striker Greg Pearson is, therefore, the only slight injury doubt, although defender Ian Miller will again be absent due to family matters.
That leaves Scott and Hurst with at least 19 members of their first-team squad to choose from – and the opportunity to make changes if they wish.
Scott said: "It gives us selection headaches but barring a couple there's nobody really that has stuck their authority or claim onto things and said 'I'm in this team and I'm staying in this team.'
"There's arguments for quite a few positions where we could change it around and that may well be a possibility tomorrow.
"Greg Pearson has got a sore groin, so he didn't train yesterday and we'll see how he is.
"He will probably be all right for tomorrow but we'll keep tabs on that.
"Fortunately, Liam Hearn has come back into the frame on Tuesday night. He's not reported any reaction to his calf and should play a full part in training, with a view to playing tomorrow.
"Ian (Miller) is absent at the moment due to his wife having a few complications with her pregnancy, so we've given him some compassionate leave on those grounds. He is away from the club and that really puts things into perspective – I'm sure all the lads' best wishes go to him and his wife for that first and foremost."