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'Tough Decisions' For Wilson

10 January 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson says there are some ‘hard decisions’ to be made over his squad in the coming weeks.

Speaking to the press ahead of his side’s clash at Charlton tomorrow, Wilson said, “There are some tough decisions to be made. They might not be popular but we have to make them for the good of the Club.

“The two areas that are causing us problems at this moment in time are scoring goals and conceding them. We’ve conceded far too many goals and not scored half enough.  It’s not the back four or the odd striker, it’s the whole team ethic. It could be the midfield, it could be the wide areas and we’re hoping that the full-back area helps us in Ryan (McLaughlin) coming in. It doesn’t stand out in my eyes. Sometimes you need a bit of help for the defence or it might be more strength in front of them.”

Saturday’s opponents Charlton sit seven points ahead of the Reds in the table as Danny looks to close the gap on the Addicks.

“They’re in a very similar position to ourselves and have a lot of injuries,” said Danny of Charlton. “It’s like a lot of teams down there that seem to not be able to put three or four wins together to get out of trouble.

“Pressure is on the home team. But we’ll just relax, go there and play football and see what it brings.

“Just because we’re making changes it doesn’t mean we have players here who can’t cut the mustard, we just need to get the end result right. In key areas at times, we haven’t produced.

“People have opinions and favourites, when decisions are made they’re not always popular ones but I make decisions for the benefit of the team. A popularity contest is not what we’re aiming to win. We have to stay up with hard points.”

Danny also confirmed that the Reds will be without winger Dale Jennings who is suffering from a heel injury.

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