Brady remains positive about survival

Billy Turley is struggling to be fit for Saints' clash with Barrow
Billy Turley is struggling to be fit for Saints' clash with Barrow

Brackley Town manager Jon Brady says his side have three cup finals to save their season – and their Vanarama Conference North status - ahead of Saturday’s tough test with leaders Barrow.

But Brady has more selection problems for the important game. Billy Turley is a doubt with a leg injury which prevented the veteran keeper from taking goal-kicks in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Worcester City, Frank Sinclair looks unlikely to have recovered in time and Roddy Coddins is struggling with a hamstring problem while Will Green missed the Worcester game with a virus.

I still believe we can get out of it, we’ve just got to focus on the last three games

Saints boss Jon Brady

Dwayne Samuels is suspended until the end of the season but Tom Sharpe’s one-match suspension will come at Hyde the following week so it means Brady will be forced into more changes.

He said: “I still believe we can get out of it, we’ve just got to focus on the last three games now, three cup finals. We’re one point from safety but it’s between ourselves, Stalybridge Celtic, Leamington and Colwyn Bay.

“Barrow have got AFC Fylde breathing down their necks so they’re not over the line yet. They will be under pressure to get three points on Saturday and so will we but for contrasting reasons.

“We’ve been okay at home this season so we’ve just got to make sure it’s our day on Saturday. We will need to impose ourselves on Barrow from the start.

“I’d love to have Frank [Sinclair] back but I don’t think he will recover in time, and Billy [Turley] was basically playing on one leg at Worcester.”