Robins' Boss Hopes Sense Prevails

PUBLISHED: 17:24 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

ELY boss Denis Lightning hopes his players won t have to run the risk of injury on a dangerous pitch ahead of his sides visit to Tiptree this weekend. With heavy snow and ice already laying waste to midweek fixtures, the Robins boss believes his player

ELY boss Denis Lightning hopes his players won't have to run the risk of injury on a dangerous pitch ahead of his sides' visit to Tiptree this weekend.

With heavy snow and ice already laying waste to midweek fixtures, the Robins' boss believes his players welfare should prevail over the need to clear a fixture backlog, "We had a game against Tiptree called off earlier in the season after we had travelled all the way there so I hope first and foremost that we can avoid that again, he said.

"But above all if the pitch is frozen and what will all the snow and ice about the last thing we need is injuries because the pitch isn't up to it so I hope if it isn't right they (Tiptree) let us know as soon as they can."

The weather aside, Lightning should have 20 fit players to choose from for one of the first times this season, a prospect he relishes, "With the exception of Simon Warren and Tom Pell we will have a near-on full squad to pick from which is great.

"Brady Stone and Peter Hinde will also be back which is more good news and if the game goes ahead we will be equipped to go there and have a real go.

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