LEE CLARK says he’s not concerned at the turnaround time between Sunday’s League I trip to Oldham Athletic and the FA Cup first-round showdown with Dagenham and Redbridge at the Galpharm a week tonight.
Town had to switch the knockout showdown with the Londoners because of the rugby league international between England and New Zealand at the stadium a week tomorrow.
Clark chose Friday night ahead of the Sunday, explaining: “I thought playing the game under floodlights would create a better cup-tie atmosphere.
“It does mean there’s a little less time to prepare, but we often play on a Tuesday, so it’s not really a problem, and the other side of the coin is that we have additional time between the Dagenham and Redbridge game and our home match against Wycombe.”
That takes place in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday, November 14 (12.05).
Clark will have scouts at Wycombe’s clash with Walsall tomorrow and Dagenham’s meeting with Port Vale.
The Victoria Road club, where former Town midfielder Wayne Burnett is academy chief, are second in League II, having won eight of their 14 games and scored 27 goals.
Manager John Still, who is seeking a replacement for left-back Scott Griffiths, who has joined Peterborough on loan with a view to a permanent move, said: “As far as I’m concerned, FA Cup history tells us we have a chance.”