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Nelson previews Woking and updates on Carver and Feeney

12 January 2023

Interviews

Nelson previews Woking and updates on Carver and Feeney

12 January 2023

The Iron’s interim manager Michael Nelson has previewed this Saturday's rescheduled home fixture against Woking in the National League (3pm kick-off).

The boss started by reflecting on last weekend's excellent 3-0 home win over Maidenhead United, saying: “It was really good and upbeat in the changing room after the game. It’s been a good week of training again, we’ll have a bright Friday tomorrow, and get ready for the game on Saturday.” 

On the chance to get back-to-back wins, the gaffer said: “It’s nice to be at home again, playing in familiar surroundings, with the buzz and good memories of last week. Hopefully we can get a good crowd in again, hopefully even more than last week. It’s been positive all round and we want to continue that and get another good home victory.” 

On the opposition, Nelson said: “They’re doing really well and they’ll be a very different animal to Maidenhead last week. I think we were able to play through Maidenhead at times, and I don’t think the press was aggressive from them, so we had time on the ball at the back.

“Woking won’t let us do that and they’ll be in our faces right from the off. They play with high pressure and lots of intensity so we will have to move the ball quickly and stand up to the bombardment from them.”

He also provided an update on the fitness of the squad, adding: “Marcus Carver wasn’t involved last weekend, he pulled out on Thursday with an issue, had a scan, and that came back with something different to what we thought. We thought it was going to be a couple weeks but we’re probably looking at a minimum of six weeks.

“It’s not ideal but he needs to get the right measures and precautions to make sure he comes back fully fit. He’s had two slight tears in his groin so he’s getting some injections into that, he’s had two now and needs one more. Then there will be a period of rehab before we can get him back.”

Nelson then provided an update on Liam Feeney, saying: “He’s doing really well. He was due to join in with a bit of training on Tuesday, but due to the weather we trained on the 3G, so we kept him out of it. This morning he came out and did a large part of the session, doing more than he thought he was going to do, but he looked good and did well.

“He’s got an appointment with the specialist on Monday to get the green light. Once he comes out of that he’ll be back into full training. He’ll then probably need a week or two weeks of full training with the group before we can consider him for selection.”

See more from Michael Nelson and Liam Feeney on Iron Player.


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