Lowestoft Town chief Craig Fleming feels draw with Harrogate was a fair result
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Conference North action continues to come thick and fast for Lowestoft Town following their hard-earned draw with Harrogate Town.
Tomorrow night the Trawlerboys travel to Worcester City, who lost 1-0 at Barrow on Saturday and sit 18th in the table with just one win so far this season.
But the Blues are likely to be without skipper Dan Gleeson, who missed Saturday's 0-0 stalemate with Harrogate after his back problems flared up again.
'Dan had a back operation about 18 months ago and he's just tweaked his hamstring, which is caused by his back, so we'll have to see how he goes,' Lowestoft director of football Craig Fleming revealed.
'But I think we could be looking at a little while to be honest with you, with the way he's feeling.'
Including the centre-back's absence, the Blues were forced into three changes for the visit of Harrogate, making the hard-earned draw all the more satisfying.
'I thought it was a very good game, and I thought we just shaded it to be honest with you,' Fleming said. 'I thought we had the better chances, there were a couple of very good blocks in the first half.
'I think they were made second favourites (for promotion) at the start of the season, they've spent a lot of money, so I thought we did really well.
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'It was to-and-fro and they went a little bit more direct at the end and threw the big men up top but all-in-all we kind of shaded it. I think a draw was a fair-ish result.'
It was Curtis Haynes-Brown who stepped into the middle of defence, performing well in Gleeson's absence. Now Fleming and joint managers Aidy Gallagher and Micky Chapman are just hoping for no more injury worries ahead of the Worcester trip.
'We haven't got the biggest squad but the players we've got are all real quality, they're all there or thereabouts,' former Norwich City defender Fleming continued.
'Dan (Gleeson) has been tremendous for us this past few months but he comes out and Curtis goes in, and you've got Rickie (Hayles) as well.
'Curtis has taken a bit of a whack so we'll have to see how he is. There is a few tired legs, Rossi (Jarvis) was a little bit tired towards the end, but we'll just have to see where we're at and crack on.'