Blackpool Loanee to see extended run at Imps as Platt breaks leg.
It looks like classy Blackpool forward Louis Almond will get an extended run in the side, albeit on the left flank after Conal Platt broke his leg against Doncaster Rovers.
David Holdsworth had arranged a behind closed doors friendly to replace the cancelled Cambridge match in order to boost the match fitness levels of the side and increase familiarity for a relatively new team. Conal however came off worse in a 50/50 challenge that the medics believe could be a broken tibia and fibula which will rule him out for the season. To add insult to injury Rovers second string beat us 2-0.
Although our hearts go out to Conal this could well be a blessing in disguise ahead of the AFC Telford 6 pointer as Conal’s form has faded since he signed an 18 month deal in January. In the last two games he has been played out of position on the right and and even found himself benched in favour of Almond as the Imps went 4-3-3 against the Harriers last weekend.
Imps boss David Holdsworth said: “It is absolutely devastating for Conal who was traumatised by what happened. There was no malice in the tackle and it’s one of those things that can unfortunately happen. He’s a great lad and all of our thoughts are with him. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
Almond meanwhile will be eager to add to his debut goal against Braintree as the Imps await the return of outcast striker Kyle Perry, desperate to prove us wrong. In fairness to DH Kyle has done little to do so so far, an assist on his debut against Kettering apart. You just get the feeling however, that he may get his first goal since his return to his old club against us at the Bank this Saturday. At least we will not have to contend with 6′ 7″ Ben Futcher. The ex Imp had been on loan at The Bucks but parent club Bury have now loaned him to Macclesfield Town until the end of the season.