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Calcutt keen to get back in the side

DEAN Calcutt wants Lutel James to stop scoring from the wing - so he can win his place back in the Accrington Stanley side.

DEAN Calcutt wants Lutel James to stop scoring from the wing - so he can win his place back in the Accrington Stanley side.

The wideman has been out for three weeks after he fractured his wrist in a fall at Dagenham. The 28-year-old is on the comeback trail and wants to win back his spot on the right flank.

James has been switched from his front position to the wing and has been scoring goals for fun from there. But Calcutt wants his room-mate to be back scoring from a more central role - and make room for him.

"I have told Lutel to stop scoring goals as I want to get back in the team," joked Calcutt. "But you can't argue with what he has done from there. He has done really well."

Former Emley and Bradford PA man Calcutt admits it has been a frustrating season for him so far. He had a storming game in the 4-1 win over Leigh in August, but was on the bench for the next match against Shrewsbury and was then sent off for two yellow cards against Tamworth. On his return at the Daggers he hurt his wrist and has had to sit out the last few games.

"It has been stop-start for me. I felt I had done enough against Leigh to keep my place but John picks the team and I respect that. Then I was sent off against Tamworth. I used to backchat all the time to referees when I was younger and I have calmed down - so I felt it was harsh. It was disappointing. Then I came back and fractured my wrist. It seemed nothing but I just fell awkwardly. I was really enjoying it when I was playing but I am hoping to be back next week with a light cast on and want to get back in the side."

Calcutt is keen to return to a side who are making a big impression in their first season in the Conference.

"The team we have now has been mainly the UniBond side and John has built up this side over a few years. We all know each other and I think the continuity has helped. We have to hope we can stay in the top ten until Christmas and then see what happens from there. We know we can't take any team lightly and even though Farnborough have struggled this season, it won't be easy on Saturday.

"John keeps telling us this and he is a great motivator and should be able to keep us going. Obviously it would be great to be full-time and go into the Third Division. I have never had the opportunity to play full-time football before and it would be nice to have the chance."


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