Date: 11th April 2014 at 10:42pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves will welcome back on loan Shamir Goodwin to contention for this weekends game against Bristol Rovers.

Goodwin has been out for the last three games having suffered a harsh sending off in the game against Newport County and he has been a big miss for us up front given how he was performing.

The return couldn’t be timed better in many respects though as we have lost Jayden Stockley to suspension as well as Karl Hawley who has suffered a broken arm.

For the game we will also be without Tom Cruise who has suffered a hamstring injury in training this week.

Speaking to the Official Site Hargreaves explained.

‘Tom Cruise did his hamstring yesterday and we’re also without Karl and Jayden, but we’re delighted to have Shamir back. He’s been a pleasure to train and a really good lad. I can’t speak highly enough of him and he’s certainly the type we would be looking to have here next season, but I’m not sure what Brighton will want.’

In further pre game interviews the gaffer has also said that given our league positioning all the pressure in the game will actually be on Bristol Rovers because they could also still be sucked into the battle at the bottom.

‘Bristol Rovers will be tense in their changing room, no doubt. We’ve been in this situation long enough to know what it’s about. Some of the lads in teams that are being sucked down will have a different coping mechanism. If we can assert ourselves and quieten their fans down, we will have a chance. It’s a tough task but a game I’d like to be playing in. We need to make it uncomfortable for them and put them under pressure.’

Key to doing that will be finding the net as Hargreaves has previously talked about one of the fine lines we have suffered from is a lack of a real goal threat and goal scorer.

‘Individual mistakes are costing us but we have to keep working, keep trying to do the right things and hope that one of our lads will turn his man, and put it in the bottom corner. It comes down to goals and we do thousands of shooting practises, but we have to create more chances.’