Russell Takes Charge

Last updated : 28 February 2002 By Andy Beill
Chairman Adam Pearson confirmed that Russell will be in charge for the foreseeable future: "Billy will be in charge of the team tomorrow night and probably the caretaker boss until the summer but nothing is set in stone.
"He's going to be backed by coaches Derek Bell and Rod Arnold.
"What we've all got to do now is get together and get behind Billy and the team."

It is unknown whether Russell will make any changes after only one training session with the squad today. He has a full squad to choose from, bar Scott Kerr (back injury) and Neil Mann (loaned out to Scarborough).

Rodney Rowe and Ian Goodison should be available following injuries. Rowe could come in for the out-of-sorts Lawrie Dudfield.

Julian Johnsson is expected to be recalled with Richard Sneekes losing out. The Faroe Islands international will partner Mark Greaves as they look to battle out a win.

Ryan Williams may be dropped after being sent off last week. Rob Matthews, Ben Morley and Lawrie Dudfield would be available to take his place.