Players will be ready - Dreyer

Assistant boss John Dreyer is confident Boro will be ready for tomorrow s clash against Forest Green Rovers if the match is given the go-ahead. Dreyer admitted the big freeze has impacted upon the team s preparations this week with some players unable t

Assistant boss John Dreyer is confident Boro will be ready for tomorrow's clash against Forest Green Rovers if the match is given the go-ahead.

Dreyer admitted the big freeze has impacted upon the team's preparations this week with some players unable to make training due to the chaos on the roads.

But Dreyer said that members of the squad who couldn't make it to Stevenage have been pounding the treadmills in their local gyms to ensure they maintain their fitness at a crucial time in their season.

"In some respects you just have to work around the weather," Dreyer told The Comet this morning. "Some of our lads have to travel a fair distance for training but if they cannot make it they will go to their local gym and ensure they get a workout.

"We've put ourselves in a good position and the lads are fully aware they are at a crucial stage of the season. This obviously isn't a time to be taking it easy and we will be ready if the match is on."

Defender Jon Ashton could make his debut for Boro following his January move from Grays while defender Mark Albrighton was due to train today following a calf problem.

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Albrighton suffered the injury in the 4-2 win at Salisbury but the former Cambridge man is desperate to get back in the first team fold and challenge the likes of Mark Roberts, Michael Bostwick and Ashton for a place in the back four.

"We've had to take it a little bit easier with Mark as we were worried he had suffered a slight tear," added Dreyer. "But he is due in today and we will see how he is.

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