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Jones Set For Reserves Return Tomorrow

22 February 2016

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The reserves are back in action tomorrow afternoon at the Proact as they welcome Gateshead - with Dan Jones set for a run out after injury.

Jones has been missing since suffering a right ankle fracture in late November but is set to take some part in the game - which kicks-off at 2pm - as he works his way back to fitness.

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Ritchie Humphreys, who will be taking charge of the second string, gave some indication of the players he has at his disposal.

"Dan Jones will play some part in the game, we're not sure how long yet," said Humphreys. "Everyone who's been in and around the first team but not able to get too much game time will be involved with the reserves on Tuesday.

"It's another home game for us and it's here at the Proact which is good for us as the pitch is good. The lads haven't had a game for a couple of weeks with the fixture schedules being a bit tight.

"It's good for everyone to get some game time and we'll be putting out a strong team for the game."

Humphreys expects to have an experienced pool of players to choose from but emphasised the importance of such games to the players in the youth team.

He said: "We've also recently been able to use some of the youth team players which has been good as it gives them experience and helps them with making the step up when required.

"Tomorrow it's all professionals playing except one and it's a good chance for them to get 90 minutes in and impress the manager."

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