Lovell sets his sights on a happy New Year
the kids. He said they didn’t win a game for the first 10 matches or so but he kept the team together and look at them now.”
Scott ChalmersStevens (knee) is sidelined but may return within a fortnight, although Paul Jones’ groin strain is taking longer to heal than expected and he is consulting a specialist.
Toby Ashmore remains out (fractured foot) while Joe Fuller’s foot injury has recovered to allow him to run, although he can’t kick a ball.
Keeper Seb Barton will be out for another three months (knee) but Ross Morley should return after family commitments.
LOVELL has boosted his squad with the capture of Gillingham prospects Tom Murphy and Liam Geering on work-experience deals.
Meanwhile, the club will train on a 3G pitch in Rainham until the end of the season after being unable to train amid the bad weather.