Injury Crisis Puts Notts Down To Bare Bones

Last updated : 29 November 2002 By
Darren Caskey - Suspended
Darren Caskey, Tony Hackworth, Kevin Nicholson, Paul Bolland, Richard Liburd, Richard Holmes and Simon Ramsden are definitely out of the trip to Bloomfield Road.

Meanwhile Dearden has doubts over Marcel Cas and Danny Stone, who are struggling to recover in time.

However, Ian Richardson is back in the squad after suspension and will come straight back into the heart of defence, something Billy Dearden is delighted to see.

"I said after the Colchester match that nobody was taking responsibility at the back," said Dearden.

Dearden Is Delighed To Have Richo Back
"There were balls going into the box that players were leaving to each other.

"And that is where things fell down.

"Richo will not do that. He is a player you can rely on to take responsibility.

"He will attack anything that comes his way, regardless of who stands in his way.

"He very much leads by example and that is what we need."