Major injuries a great motivation for players – Winskill

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ASHINGTON CFC’s assistant manager Neil Winskill said the team been motivated by the three major injuries sustained in consecutive games recently.

The Colliers have lost the services of Gareth Bainbridge (dislocated shoulder), Darren Lough (fractured skull) and Stephen Young (broken ankle).

But Winskill said: “The situation we have found ourselves in this season with the three injuries has only served to motivate the players to achieve beyond what anyone was thinking at the start of the season.

“Certainly on Saturday at Grimsby, we don’t want this to be the end of the road as there’s an opportunity for the players to make history for themselves and the club – and a result is not beyond our capabilities.”

“We have got respect for Grimsby and their tradition but we also realise it’s a game which we can win.

“We have got lads in the team now who for all they are young, have played in big games and have been in the professional game, so this match should hold no fears for them and it is a chance to progress.”