PAUL Cox has some massive decisions to make ahead of tomorrow night’s live televised home clash with Mansfield Town’s potential Wembley play-off final opponents Wrexham (7.30pm).
With two league games left before the play-off semi-finals begin, the Stags boss must decide on whether or not to risk using his key players.
And both clubs will be worrying about the current non-stop rain with few options of when the game could be played this week if the pitch ends up waterlogged.
“I will play the strongest side I feel can win both games with an eye on the two most important games of our season – the play-off semis.
“We need to keep everyone fully match-fit and sharp so anyone who is fit will play. But I may have to be very shrewd in what 16 I choose to win two football matches.”
Cox warned: “What we’ve done for the last 44 games now counts for nothing. We will be judged on the two semi-final games and the final if we get there.
“Some people may think we’ve had a great season. Well I am hoping we still have five games left and there is still a lot to play for.
“The hard work actually starts now and I have got to get that across to the players.
“We have two league games left and if someone is not up for the fight and giving me that extra yard in those then they won’t play – it’s as simple as that.
“Anyone thinking we have achieved anything won’t be at this club next season.
“If we go into the play-offs with that sort of mentality we will be rolled over.
On their tough opposition, he added: “Wrexham are a fabulous side and their manager has done an excellent job.
“They are unlucky not to get automatic promotion. We will give them, like every other side we’ve played this season, the respect they deserve but will try to impose ourselves on them.”