Pool to ring changes against Donny

Callum McManaman
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IAN Holloway is set to ring the changes for tonight’s clash with Doncaster – but new boy Callum McManaman will have to make do with a place on the bench.

The 20-year-old attacker – who represented England at the Under-20 World Cup along with Matt Phillips and James Hurst – has signed on loan from Wigan until January.

A relative of former England and Liverpool star Steve McManaman, Holloway was asked about comparisons between the two.

“Well, there names are the same,” the boss replied.

“The boy likes to run with the ball and get at people.

“He can play anywhere along the front.

“Wigan play a similar way to us, and I like him, so he will give me another option. Some people think I have too many options, but Callum is one I have been waiting for.

“The only problem is that his name has too many Ms and As in it. It took me ages to write it out on the board.”

Holloway is keen for his side to produce a much-improved performance tonight after the nature of defeat at West Ham.

He admits he was shocked at how shoulders slumped after his team conceded three goals in seven minutes at the start of the second half.

It is why he will make changes tonight, with Matt Hill and Kevin Phillips among those likely to be given a breather.

Craig Cathcart will return at centre-back, while Daniel Bogdanovic, Neal Eardley and Brett Ormerod are all hoping for a start.

New boy McManaman will be on the bench, probably at the expense of LuaLua, who Holloway believes isn’t yet fit enough.