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▶️Ian Holloway Pre-Colchester United Press Conference

Ian Holloway praises Grimsby Town's strength in depth, ahead of tomorrow's Sky Bet League Two clash with Colchester United

10 February 2020

Grimsby Town manager Ian Holloway has praised the options in his playing squad, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Colchester United in Sky Bet League Two (7.45pm).

The Mariners look to make it four league games unbeaten as they face John McGreal’s side, who are currently fifth-place, at Colchester Community Stadium tomorrow.

And Holloway is pleased with his squad’s strength in depth ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the U’s, who have lost just one league game since October 22.

He said: “I think it’s time now that everybody’s doing so well that I might have to switch and swap, and change a little bit, just to make sure that everybody’s 100 per cent ready to go.

“And they’ve had an opportunity to show me what they can do.

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“Hopefully I’ll have some real headaches coming up, but you know you’re at a real good club when you’re leaving people out who deserve to be at least sub.

“Leaving people out of the main team when they deserve to be playing, but someone’s outplaying them – that’s when you know you’re a real good team.

“And this is probably the first time where people are earning the right to be on the bench, and I’ve got a serious choice to make.

“Having to take Max Wright off the bench the other day was pretty tough because he’s done ever so well for me.

“And putting Luke Waterfall in, having Mattie Pollock and Ludvig Öhman – I had to make a decision there.

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“At last I’ve got a chance to be tough and say ‘That’s why I’m doing that, and that’s what I want you to do.’

“And I knew there were three games in a week, and I’m going to make sure everybody’s ready to go and do what we need to do.

“We’ve got a very tough opponent – they’re in a fantastic run of form, and they’ve just beaten Plymouth Argyle – so we know what we’re up against.

“But it’s all about what my lads are doing. I’m sitting here day in day out, listening to them and watching them work.

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“And I’m thoroughly enjoying the way they’re enjoying what I’m asking them to do, and that means an awful lot to me.”

Jordan Cook has been running in training today, while Harry Davis is ‘no longer limping,’ according to Holloway.


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