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08:25 4th July 2015

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Town boss Paul Hurst is waiting for news on the fitness of a couple of his players before naming his 16 man squad for the visit of Dover Athletic on Saturday.

Danny East has now completed a couple of training sessions  after missing the last few games with a foot injury. 

Definitely out is Jon-Paul Pittman who dislocated his should after falling heavy at Shrewsbury on Wednesday night.

 The news is a little bit better for the Town striker, as Paul Hurst explains. “I'm hoping that he won't be out for too long, I'm waiting on confirmation on that. It went straight back in, so that's a positive. The initial feedback was that we could be talking months, but now it could be a matter of weeks. Fingers crossed”

And the Town boss says that he will rotate his squad over the busy festive period.. 

He said: “It's fair to say that there will be some squad rotation, I don't mind revealing that now. When we approach those games it's nothing more than trying to do what's best for the squad and the club. I believe in the squad and the quality there.”

Speaking of Saturday's opposition, Paul added: “They are a big, physical team. Some quality forward players, and the lad Deverdics who has done very well for them on set-pieces. 

“They are a hard team to play against and I think a lot of other teams have found that.”

Dover will be hoping that captain Jamie Grimes has recovered from a slight groin strain which saw him miss the win against Whitehawk, which would likely see him return alongside Richard Orlu and Sean Raggett in central defence.

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