Boss won’t rule out Lee

Town boss Neil Aspin is refusing to rule striker Lee Gregory out of his plans for the club’s big FA Cup clash with Charlton Athletic a week on Sunday.

Gregory limped from the field after just 15 minutes at Solihull, the game that took the Shaymen through to the first round meeting with the League One leaders.

At the time it did not look good for the former Mansfield frontman, but Aspin is still hoping he can play a part in the televised tie with the Addicks.

“He has shown promising signs since he limped off,” said Aspin. “At the time it looked disastrous.

“It looked like his hamstring had totally gone, but I don’t think that’s the case.

“We are going to have to be careful with him this week.

“Everyone will want to play in the FA Cup tie and I imagine that next week we will have a clearer picture of how he might be.”

With James Dean definitely ruled out of the tie through suspension, Aspin is continuing his search for strikers.

But he has admitted it is proving to be a frustrating business.

“It is more complicated by the fact that if you want to loan a player from a League club they don’t want them cup tied,” he said.

“If you want someone of decent quality from non League he has probably already played in the competition and is cup tied.

“Then you get clubs who are loathed to do you any favours. That is frustrating but you just have to keep trying.

“There are also players who want to stay in the Football League and won’t drop down.”

If the search is unsuccessful, Aspin is ready to go into the game with the players he already has at his disposal.

“There is no point in bringing in a player for one, glamorous FA Cup tie,” he said. “We will keep trying and hopefully we can get one forward player in.

“But if it doesn’t happen, we will have to go with what we have available. Then it is up to the players to do the best they can.”