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13 November 2012

Mark Grew says McAllister will get his chance - and Vincent's absence will be covered

Despite not coming on at Southend at the weekend, new signing Sean McAllister will get his chance, says Assistant Manager Mark Grew.

“His knowledge of the game is very good.” said Grew. “I remember watching him play a few times for Shrewsbury and obviously he has played against us.

“He is a good passer of the ball, his vision is excellent and he has got good energy, so he will get his chance, there’s no question about it.

“He has played in two or three reserve team games and he actually trained with Walsall so his fitness levels are not a worry for us at all.”

Manager Micky Adams is going to have to make a decision on who plays wide left for Saturday’s game against York City as winger Ashley Vincent will sit out a one-match suspension.

But Grew says they are not too concerns as they have one or two options they can take, though they won’t make a final decision until later this week.

“We have got Ryan Lloyd who came on against Walsall and hasn’t looked out of place when he has come on a couple of times this season.” said Grew.

“Ryan has proved when he has come on that is good enough. His work rate against Walsall was brilliant and he produced two or three really good crosses.

“We have also got Chris Shuker, who has played wide left and wide right for different clubs, so that’s another option.

“We might have to have a look at changing the shape a little bit, we will have to have a look at it. “Micky Adams went to watch York play at Wimbledon on Monday night in the FA Cup replay so we will discuss that over the next couple of days and make a decision.

“We are not too worried. We are disappointed that Ashley has got booked, but we have got to cope with that.”

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