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25th August 2005 15:00

Palmer delays naming side
CHAD website, 25 August 2005

STAGS boss Carlton Palmer will wait until his players get into the dressing room at Boston United on Saturday before revealing his side.
Palmer is desperate to enjoy back to back wins for the first time since he came to Field Mill and knows some of his players will be jaded from Tuesday's night's Carling Cup marathon against Stoke City.
"I will definitely be making changes and I will keep them guessing until the day of the game," he said. "Peter and I want to have a good look at them and see who has been affected by the Stoke extra-time.
"I should have made changes for the Peterborough game but resisted it and it cost us. I won't get caught in that trap again.
"With three games in a week our fitness will really come into play this week. Boston are a big, physical side who will not allow us to play our football like Stoke did.
"It is a completely different kind of game. The most important thing is for us to compete. If we do that, we can the play our football and have a chance of beating them."
Two players definitely out on Saturday are Adam Rundle and Matthew Tipton, both with groin strains. Rundle has half a chance of returning for the visit of Notts County on Monday though Tipton has been given time off until Tuesday for additional personal reasons.
Keeper Kevin Pressman could be back in the side after a back spasm, but Jason White has done well in his absence in the last two games.
Palmer said it was unlikely he would be back in the 16 with Giles Coke and Alex John-Baptiste doing so well in the centre of midfield and Stephen Dawson fresher after not starting against Stoke.


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