Thorpe Misses Rushden and Diamonds Head To Head

Last updated : 07 January 2002 By
Lee Thorpe will miss The Imps mid-table clash with Rushden and Diamonds at Sincil Bank on Saturday. The striker has accumulated 5 yellow cards and therefore was automatically banned. This will doubtless be a sore blow to Alan Buckley who was without Thorpe's services for a number of matches following a double sending off in the latter half of last year. The issue could open the door for benchwarmer Tony Battersby. Should Batts do well, then it may force Buckley to choose