MARK ROBINS is hoping to hand a debut to Jazz Richards against Charlton at the John Smith’s tomorrow night but admits it’s out of his hands.
The manager is praying approval of the Welshman’s loan move from hometown club Swansea will arrive from FIFA at Canalside today so that he can be involved against the Addicks, who are fresh from a 1-1 draw at Watford.
Robins was fuming that Richards could not play at right wing-back, a position he filled with the return to starting action of Calum Woods, who did well.
Of Richards, the boss said: “I was assuming that he would be available to play. It was in the hands of FIFA to sort the clearance out and it is very disappointing that it hasn’t gone through.
“Hopefully it will come before Tuesday, but who knows.
“It isn’t good enough. Perhaps FIFA would like to pay Jazz’s wages for us?
“We are paying his wages and we want him in our side, but we haven’t got the paperwork.”
On the match, Robins felt 0-0 was a fair result but was frustrated Town hadn’t made the most of their chances, especially after dominating the second half.
“I am happy with the point and the clean sheet,” he said.
“For the neutral I think it was a decent game, even though there weren’t any goals scored, but we weren’t as fluid as we have been at times this season.
“We are disappointed that we haven’t finished one of our chances because they were gilt-edged and we just lacked a bit of composure at the vital times.
“We set out to be better than we were, but we have got another game coming up quickly to try and improve.”
That match is tomorrow against Charlton, when Town are charging ï¿½10 for adults and seniors and ï¿½5 concessions in all areas.
Robins is awaiting fitness checks on Woods, who went over on his right ankle, and James Vaughan, who suffered a tight thigh.