Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham confident ahead of visit to Nuneaton Town

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Gainsborough boss Steve Housham believes his side will head to Nuneaton on Saturday full of confidence after maintaining their unbeaten home record with a draw with Corby last time out.

The Blues were pegged back in the second half after Nick Bignall’s opener despite having both their first choice centre halves on the sidelines.

Nuneaton, who were relegated from the Conference Premier last year, have made a strong start to life in the the National League North, sitting a place outside the play offs.

However, the Midlands side have lost their last two fixtures and have struggled for goals so far, even with former Aston Villa and West Ham striker Marlon Harewood in their ranks.

The fact that Saturday’s opposition are in a poor run of form makes Housham believe that the Blues may have the edge at Liberty Way, especially if they can get some defenders back fit.

He said: “They’ve started well but they have lost the last two games so we will head into the game full of confidence and hopefully have more players to choose from as we have a few injuries at the moment.”

“I’ve spoken to Adam Quinn and I think he will be ready for Saturday, Jake Picton we will have to assess that one at training on Thursday.”

Quinn suffered concussion in an aerial challenge against rivals Boston, whilst Picton had a tight hamstring following the same match.

To make matters worse, Matt Wilson limped to the final whistle with Corby with a groin strain.

Housham will rotate the majority of his squad against Grantham to give some match practice to players such as Simon Russell who are returning from injury.

He said: “Matty Wilson was struggling with a groin problem as well at the end of the game so we just have to assess the injuries this week and get some game time into some of the ones that haven’t been playing on tuesday night at Grantham and take it from there for the Nuneaton game.”