It’s one day at a time for injured Tom

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No one cut a more frustrated figure at Colwyn Bay on Saturday than Tom Baker.

Having recovered from the calf problem than dogged him after the Festive period, the Town skipper had been hoping to be part of the squad for the clash which saw the Shaymen move up to second in Blue Square Bet North.

But when he woke on the morning of the match he could barely walk and had to sit out the clash, the only good news being that it is not an Achilles problem as had been feared.

“It feels like my Achilles but it is one of the bones near it,” he said. “It is frustrating because I don’t even know how it happened.

“I felt it in the middle of the night and when I woke up on Saturday morning I was struggling to walk.

“Hopefully it is not too serious and perhaps it’s just a bit of a reaction to coming back at Guiseley and training.

“I will just take each day as it comes and see how it goes.”

Baker added that he felt Town’s victory in north Wales was doubly impressive given Bay’s run of five wins and a draw going into the game.

And he added that the Welshmen could do the Shaymen a few favours between now and the end of the season.

“I was really looking forward to the game,” he said. “But the lads put a really good shift in.

“It is difficult at Colwyn Bay and we don’t have the best of records there.

“It was a fantastic three points because I don’t think teams who go there between now and the end of the season will get much.”

Baker was the only player who travelled with the squad to be neither in the starting line-up nor on the bench.

But he does not feel that the Shaymen will be inconvenienced by having one of the smallest squads in the league.

“We only have a small squad,” he said. “But it is enough for what we need, providing we don’t get too many suspensions or injuries.

“Everyone will play their part, including those who start games on the bench like you saw with Jamie Rainford and Cameron Darkwah at the weekend.”

Bookings are being taken for the official supporters’ coach to Eastwood next weekend which will leave the Shay at 11.30.

The cost will be £12 and places can be booked by calling the travel line on 07707 143094.

That is the same number for anyone wishing to book for the shuttle bus to the Sportsman’s dinner on Friday.

The cost will be £5 return and transport will pick up at the Three Pigeons (6.30) and the Belgrave Social Club (6.45).