Date: 14th November 2014 at 1:12pm
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Manager John Coleman has admitted he has a welcome selection headache ahead of the game against Carlisle United this weekend.

Having been forced into making four changes for the FA Cup draw against Notts County last weekend, those who came in performed well for the gaffer and with those who came out now available again, he told the Official Site that he feels it’s a great positive to now have to decide who gets the nod this weekend.

‘We’ve got a decent squad here and we’re not afraid to use any of them. When you get to the stage where your team picks itself through injuries or suspensions or just lack of quality then you’re in trouble. You want to be challenged and you want to be doing your job and it’s frustrating when you can’t do that.’

With Michael Liddle returning from injury and Accrington keeping a clean sheet, the manager knows he has a tough decision to make, especially in the backline, as Nicky Hunt is available again now as well following his suspension.

‘I’ve got a tough decision on Saturday but I’d sooner have that than trying to get three players into four positions. That shows we have a bit of strength and we need to have that all over the park.’

Anthony Barry comes back into possible contention as he has now returned to training but the gaffer does feel Carlisle will come a touch too soon for him, but obviously we can also welcome back our other loanees who weren’t given FA Cup permission and the gaffer knows some players feel unlucky they don’t even make the match day squad for the game.

‘We’ll have a couple who won’t even make the bench, but we’ve tried to foster an atmosphere where even if you’re not playing you’re supportive of the team and we’ve got that now. Everyone is pulling in the same direction.’

Coleman goes on to say that we aren’t turning into the ‘Brady Bunch’ overnight, but he’s happy with the close knit nature of the players now and he knows that spirit is starting to come to the fore in games when it’s backs against the walls like the end of the Morecambe game and that should stand us in good stead moving forward.