Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott has continued to train with the Blues following his goalscoring appearance in the Central League Cup game against Rochdale prior to Christmas, and manager Chris Beech told us last week that he is still a player to be monitored.
“Unfortunately we were due to play Blackburn behind closed doors just before Boris announced the new lockdown situation,” he explained. “Blackburn then said they’re not having any outside bodies out of their bubbles in their training complex, which is totally understandable.
“It was a shame because he would have played in that along with Brennan Dickenson, to try and get more minutes in his legs. We can’t do that, so I’m happy with Cedwyn with how he is as a person and what he’s doing on the training ground.
“I just need to sit down with him to see where he is and where we go.”
“The good thing is that we’ve got a great attacking intent with our players and squad,” he added. “We’re nearly at the point of having them all fully fit, which I envisaged in August.
“It would be great for me to be in that position. The midfield area’s competitive, although Danny Devine’s injured until possibly February/march. George Tanner will be back, he’s doing really well in his rehab, so we’re pretty good.
“I know when you’re in this situation, I think it wasn’t too long ago we were going to Harrogate with very low in numbers. It can quite easily turn quickly, especially in the current environment we work in, which is coronavirus related – one minute you’re strong and the next you’re not.”