The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



Player Minutes

PlayerMinutes
Nathan Clarke830
James McKeown810
Paul Dixon810
James Berrett720
Siriki Dembele713
Mitch Rose689
Danny Collins688
Zak Mills535
Sam Jones528
Ben Davies488
Luke Summerfield418

Full Stats
Latest Scores




Question of the Week

How happy are you with the GTFC board?

Very happy
Happy
Neutral
Unhappy
Very unhappy


 

Huddersfield Preview

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 05/03/2001

Grimsby travel to Huddersfield on Tuesday night in a crucial game for the two sides, both of whom are fighting to avoid relegation to the 2nd division come May. After Saturday's abject performance in a 2-0 home defeat by Barnsley, Grimsby manager Lennie Lawrence has vowed to ring in the changes.

Grimsby Town

Chinese international defender Zhang Enhua makes way in central defence for Scot Peter Handyside to make his first start since January. The former Scottish under 21 defender has not been named in the starting eleven for a league game this year, with just two starts in the FA Cup ties against Wycombe in 2001 to his name since the the beginning of January.

Lawrence told the Evening Telegraph "Peter will start, that's a definite. If I don't give him his opportunity I'll lose him. Exactly how I'm going to do it I don't know, but he'll start."

Handyside is expected to be joined by captain Paul Groves in central defence, with John McDermott and Tony Gallimore playing either side of the pair as the two full backs in a four man defence.

Town are down to the bare bones up front with Michael Jeffrey out with flu, and Jonathan Rowan rated doubtful, so Daryl Clare has been recalled to the squad. The Jersey-born striker has been out of contention all season, and has not featured in a game for the Mariners since November last year, since when the 22 year old front man has been on loan at Northampton and Cheltenham. Clare had to leave the Gloucestershire club after suffering a groin strain in a fixture against Hull City, an injury from which the Channel Islander has just recovered.

Stuart Campbell With joint leading scorer Bradley Allen only just having returned from a serious ankle injury, and Steve Livingstone out for two months, Lawrence may literally have no choice but to play one up front with Kevin Donovan occupying "the hole" position behind a lone striker (either Clare, Allen, or Rowan).

Wayne Burnett and Menno Willems are expected to start in central midfield, with Stacy Coldicott missing out through a one match suspension. Alan Pouton is recalled to the squad on the right hand side of midfield, a position either he or Danny Butterfield will assume, with ever-present Leicester City midfielder Stuart Campbell (pictured) on the left.

Huddersfield

Kenny Irons

Huddersfield have no fresh injuries going into the game. The Terriers won their last match 2-0 against Norwich on Saturday to record three vital points in their fight against relegation.

Vaesen The only expected change by the West Yorkshire outfit is a return for midfielder Simon Baldry, who came on as a second half substitute in Saturday's victory against the Canaries.

Key men for the Lou Macari's side are strikers Delroy Facey and Kevin Gallen, the creative ex-Tranmere midfielder Kenny Irons (above) and goalkeeper Nico Vaesen (right).


Line-Ups

Grimsby Town: (from) Coyne, McDermott, Gallimore, Handyside, Groves, Pouton, Burnett, Willems, Campbell, Donovan, Clare, Allen, Rowan, Butterfield, Zhang Enhua, Croudson

Huddersfield: (from) Vaesen, Heary, Lucketti, Dyson, Jenkins, Thornley, Baldry, Irons, Armstrong, Facey, Gallen, Gorre, Smith, Margetson, Moses, Gray


Previous Meetings

The pair last met in October at Blundell Park when the Mariners won 1-0. The match was notable as it was David Nielsen's first outing as a Grimsby player. The Dane came on as a second half substitute and his first two touches in a black and white shirt almost led to goals. The Blundell Park game was to be Steve Bruce's last as Huddersfield manager - not for first time losing to the Mariners was the final straw for the opposing team's board, and the former Man Utd defender was dismissed shortly after the defeat.

Huddersfield occupy 27th position on the Opposition Ladder. Over the years the Mariners have won 29, drawn 20, and lost 22 games in 79 fixtures against the Terriers.

Come on you Mariners! Come on you Mariners! Come on you Mariners!

Huddersfield's Preview


Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Newport match thread11Les Brechin23/09 15:25
Record Straight of the Trust Share Proposal 19Getyourfactsright23/09 15:23
Getyourfactsright Apology241mickylyons23/09 15:22
FGR15promotion plaice23/09 15:15
Garth Lane54psgmariner23/09 14:59
THE ICENIAN PREDICTION LEAGUE. WEEK 7271Les Brechin23/09 14:44
McKeown9davmariner23/09 14:23
Word Association Game42,568topuphere66623/09 14:22
MARINERS ON THE MARINA BAR , FUENGIROLA5gary_elton23/09 14:20
Newport (A) Predictions33promotion plaice23/09 13:44

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk