Shez happy with squad

Last updated : 30 March 2007 By Dave Moore
Manager John Sheridan is happy with the current squad at his disposal and feels that it has a more solid look to it than of late. Recent loan signings mean that he can now boast over two dozen full time professional players on his books.

Shez said, "I'm pretty confident in the squad of players we have now. Obviously it'll be good when Chris Porter returns, and I'm sad to see Leon Clarke go. Hopefully he'll leave us having signed off in style. We've got a squad that's good enough to do well in this division. I looked around in training and we now have 25 or 26 professionals. The bad thing is I can only pick 11, but I'm not afraid of leaving people out. Some players are going to be disappointed. I'm very tempted to change things around, but I'm not saying any more."

Sheridan is hopeful that striker Chris Porter (pictured) will be available for the Yeovil game on Saturday. Porter has been absent for a month because of a 'knee injury' but speculation amongst the fans is that Porter is biding his time in the hope of a move to a Championship club. Porter is back in training after having an injection in his knee on Monday and Shez is hoping that if Porter does not suffer any reaction he will be fit for selection. The question is, "Will he be fit enough to play after such a long lay-off?"

With loan signing Leon Clarke returning to Sheffield Wednesday after the Yeovil game, Porters inclusion into the squad would be a distinct boost in the run in to the end of the season.