AFC have had an extended Christmas layoff which undoubtedly will have done nothing for the team’s fitness as overindulgence is an area they excel in.
Coventry provide the AFC lads with a fixture at Hipperholme this Saturday and the much-needed opportunity to run off those lbs and inches gained over Christmas.
Last time out saw AFC get a 1-1 draw away at Barnsley and they will look to improve on that against a Coventry side that handed them a heavy 8-0 defeat in their first game of the season. AFC were very poor that day and the result in no way flattered their opponents.
Manager’s favourite Simon Noble will be the first name on the AFC team sheet and play the full 90 minutes with the remainder slotted in around him. This is causing something of a disruption within the squad but the strong bond between Noble and Barker will not be broken easily.
Following the match on Saturday the squad will make the short trip to Stalybridge to watch an inferior game than the one just played in but hopefully the 2nd win of the day for the Halifax lads.
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