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Appleton Facing Striking Dilemma

12 November 2014

'It’s a nice headache to have' says Appleton

United welcome Danny Hylton back into the squad as they travel to York City on Saturday.

Top scorer Hylton has already bagged 12 goals this season but missed last Saturday’s FA Cup win at Grimsby through suspension after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season during the previous week’s game against Wycombe Wanderers.

The former Aldershot and Rotherham striker comes back into the squad to give Head Coach Michael Appleton a nice selection problem.

In Hylton’s absence teenage striker James Roberts was handed a full debut at Blundell Park and scored his first two senior goals. Brian Howard also came into the side and played a key role while Tyrone Barnett came off the bench in that game after being rested. With Callum O’Dowda and Alfie Potter adding width it leaves Appleton with plenty of options as United take on the Minstermen on Saturday.

 “It’s a nice headache to have” he told us. “Robbo did ever so well last Saturday and maybe for the first time this Saturday I’ve got a dilemma up front. You’ve got a lad who scored twice on his debut, a player who has always done well and scored goals at this level and you’ve got the top scorer to come back as well.

“It means real competition and the aim is still to be stronger and make these decisions happen every week, but it is a good choice to have to make.”

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