Gary Waddock's thoughts on Saturday's side
United head for Northampton on Saturday looking to end the season with a win, whatever happens to their hosts at the bottom of the table. It is a sell out at the Sixfields and will be a passionate afternoon of football as the Cobblers fight to stay in the Football League.
However, United head coach Gary Waddock is totally focussed on his own side rather than the fight at the wrong end of the table. The U’s are virtually guaranteed 8th place, whatever the result on Saturday, and Yellow Player asked Gary how he will approach the match. Does he take a look at how youngsters handle the situation or does he go with experience in such a high pressure atmosphere?
“It’s a good question,” he said. “Some of the younger players have done well so do you give them the opportunity? Or do you go to your senior players and say that this is your last opportunity to show that you want to be part of the club’s future?
“That is something that I have thought long and hard about this week but the biggest thing that comes to my mind is to put out a team that we feel is capable of going up there to get a result. That is the most important thing.
“If that means one or two of the younger players come into it, great. If that means senior players getting the opportunity to show everybody that they are good players then we will do that.
“The biggest thing is that I will be clear in my own mind that the starting 11 who go out there are the best 11 to try and win that football match. Saturday gives everybody an opportunity to impress in front of a sell-out away end and it is a very important game for both teams.”
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