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INTERVIEW: Starting to look better

15 August 2013

Update on the injured players

United manager Greg Abbott spoke to us about his missing players at the press conference on Thursday afternoon.

"We've got some of the more senior players getting back to full fitness, so hopefully the age of the team won't be as young as it has been," he said. 

"Matt Robson is getting there but he'll probably miss out this weekend. He wants to play but the medical people are advising us that he probably needs just a little bit longer. We have to listen to that and make our decision from there."

"Sean O'Hanlon has trained with us today so he is back in contention," he added. "He's a big player for us and it will be good to see him out there with his presence, and with the way he does the job. Hopefully, like I say, that will be this weekend. We'll look at how he trains tomorrow and see how he is.

"He'll be itching to play, because of how much football he's missed, but we'll have to make sure he's right before we decide to play him."

"We're not certain how long we'll be without Reece [James]," he continued. "It looks like it'll be at least another week but Dolly will speak to the people at Manchester United and get a more definite answer from them. We want him back with us as soon as possible."

"Obviously we have Lee Miller back after this weekend so things are starting to look much better for us," he concluded. "With these players involved we think we're a decent side. Obviously we have to get out there and prove that."

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