Date: 2nd October 2015 at 8:31pm
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Manager Neil Harris and striker Steve Morison have both spoken ahead of the game against Peterborough at London Road tomorrow.

Beginning with the gaffer, he’s obviously hoping to see our current run of form continue but with an additional three points from the trip, and speaking to the official site he spoke about the options available to him in the game because we do have a few injury doubts who will have been assessed late tonight, or early tomorrow.

Lee Gregory is one of those following the blow to his ribs that he took in the latter stages of the two all draw with Bolton. In Gregory’s case he’ll be assessed 30 seconds before kick off from the sound of things.

‘Greggs is a great fella, a team player and a strong individual mentally. I was trying to get him to come off the pitch but he didn’t want to come off. Everyone could see that we played the last six minutes plus six minutes of added time with 10 men with Greggs just standing in the middle of the park, but he didn’t want to come off. He wanted to be there with his team to see it over the line but it wasn’t quite to be.’

Harris went on to say that he would have to monitored obviously because he was a very heavy whack that he took.

‘We will give him all the way up to kick-off to prove his fitness.’

In other news there are a few more doubts for the game, but Harris remained reasonably confident.

‘Other than that we’re looking pretty good. Hopefully Sid Nelson will get through training and be available, plus Shaun Cummings and Joe Martin are getting fitter and stronger every day. There is certainly competition for places.’

With the midweek draw on Tuesday meaning an unbeaten away run of five games, Harris went on to say that obviously we wanted to extend that this weekend but with them now under the charge of new manager Graham Westley, he’s expecting a tough clash and for their players to be out to impress.

‘We spend a lot of time studying the opposition. We’re really respectful to them and how they play and we try and give the players a game-plan, a formula and a structure to build from. The players have really embraced that and the upturn in fortunes has definitely coincided with a little bit of consistency on the pitch and in the way we are playing. I’m always open to fresh legs and thinking about formations and tinkering if needs be. But at the moment the players are certainly confident.’

As for Morison who also appeared in front of the press ahead of the game, the focus for him was continuing the unbeaten run as well.

‘We’re playing well at the moment. It was disappointing to only come away with a draw on Tuesday, but the fact that we feel frustrated with a result like that at a place like Wigan shows how far we have come. Our game plan worked really well and it was another step in the right direction for us.’

Moving on to talk about Peterborough more specifically he went on to describe it as an ‘interesting’ game for us.

‘It’s an interesting game for us on Saturday. If I was asked what a Graham Westley team was about then I would be able to answer but it seems as though he has a different remit there so while you will still get the fundamentals – hard work and discipline – we will have to be prepared for everything else they put our way. They have had a couple of good results recently, even before the new manager came in, and after their defeat on Tuesday they will be keen to bounce back. But we have been good on the road so far and hopefully we can continue that form.’

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