A bit puzzled by Southernwood's absence. The article on the website suggests he is not injured. JK has lamented our lack of a regular half back pairing all season, so if his omission is tactical it is hard to understand. I worry that JK has that squad rotation mentality. At our level, and in our position, we simply have to put out our strongest team all of the time. If it is the last option, is it JK not understanding how important this game is to all of us?
I am also baffled by the absence of Southernwood and Hirst. It also prompts the question why didn't Batley sign another halfback before the transfer deadline.
With one halfback on the field Batley went from a top six position in the league to a bottom two position.