Farsley AFC v Wakefield FC: Time to dig in – Parsley

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NEIL PARSLEY admits Wakefield will be fancying their chances against his depleted Farsley side at Throstle Nest.

The Villagers head into the game on the back of a five-match winless streak, with the tin lid on their disappointing sequence coming in a shocking 4-0 Evo-Stik First Division North drubbing at Bamber Bridge last Saturday.

The reverse was compounded by injuries to keeper Tom Morgan, set to be out for six weeks with a shoulder problem and Dave Briggs, although Parsley is hoping the midfielder is able to feature tomorrow.

Parsley will definitely be without six players and has called on his men to dig deep tomorrow.

He said: “I know Wakefield will be looking at it thinking it is a good time to play us. In their camp, I’d be thinking that.

“When you are as depleted and disrupted as us and when your pride is hurt as much as ours is, as managers will tell you, it’s about digging in and getting a horrible win.

“If it’s an attractive win, it’s a bonus. But the three points at five minutes to five on Saturday afternoon will be the same, whether they be ugly or attractive.

He added: “Make no mistake, we were absolutely dire on Saturday. It was not what the management and the players at Farsley are accustomed to.

“When Briggsy came off, due to the personnel available to me, I had to make four positional changes and it was not an ideal scenario – and that’s not me making excuses, it’s stating facts.

“It was something we were forced to do due to the unavailability of players and it disrupted us massively.

“Morgs will probably be out for six weeks. He had the same injury last year on his other shoulder and he’s really unlucky.

“I have got to say he was in excellent form. Gary Stokes came back to the club as goalkeeping coach ten weeks ago and Tom has been exemplary.

“He is so frustrated with the injury as he was so enjoying his football. But it’s an occupational hazard.

“Fortunately, with Briggsy, I think he will be okay for Saturday. But we will be missing Gareth Grant and Josh Radcliffe, due to suspension, while Ben Jones and Mark Jackson are out with knee and back injuries and Simeon Bambrook is also injured, so we are stretched. “

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