First choice goalkeeper Andy Warrington is struggling to be fit in time for Saturday's FA Trophy encouter with Halesowen town, due to a bout of flu. If Warrington has not recovered in time for the clash, Youth team keeper Dennis Kindel will step into his boots. Kindel, a Canadian youth international, made his first team debut against Wombwell in the Sheffield Senior Cup earlier this season, keeping a clean sheet.
Manager Ian Snodin said: 'It would be a major blow is Andy is not fit but Dennis Kindel will come in and do a good job. We've got high expectations of him but it would be up to the lads to give him plenty of protection. I would say at the moment Andy's chances are 50-50. I spoke to him yesterday and he sounded full of it.'
Snodin has been criticised by the fans for not signing a second keeper, and has walked a tightrope without that safety net since his arrival at Belle Vue at the start of last season. Many fans thought Andy Woods should have been kept on as cover for Warrington, and maybe even provide competition for the number 1 jersey. Woods foiled Rovers twice over the Christams period, by keeping two clean sheets in matches against his new club Scarborough.
Rovers expectation that striker Ian Duerden would be fit for the game proved premature, the striker is still sidelined, as is Dino Maamria and Mark Atkins.
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