Ferguson returns ahead of home game against Ashford United
We face another tough game tomorrow against an Ashford United side that will certainly be one of the clubs vying for promotion next season.
Gary Alexander has gone in and signed players with vast experience of the league such as Dave Cook and Dean Grant and we will also see a return for former club captain Will Thomas and full back Malachi Robinson.
Tuesday night’s performance against Horsham wasn’t good enough in terms of quality. I felt we lacked a cutting edge all over the pitch. The players have set higher standards for themselves recently and we expect them to attain those more regularly.
Tomorrow will see us without Leo Mazzone and Dan Hogan who are both injured. Michael Wilson serves a one match ban and Sam Rolph is suspended for the next three games.
This is frustrating as over the last few games, with a settled team, we have only lost to Herne Bay when Karn and Ollie were missing and VCD Athletic, when we played an hour with nine men.
What it does do is give others a chance to stake a claim for the remainder of the season. We have looked at several different formations and tactics over recent games and tomorrow we will be playing a slightly different shape in and out of possession with next season in mind.
It’s another chance to look at things and whether the players can cope with tactically. I haven’t seen a team play the system we are using tomorrow at this level so it will be great to see if it works.
On the player front Luke Saggers has scored two more goals while on loan at Rochester United and Ralph Katikaza is at the same club doing well. I would like to thank their manager Paul Gross for looking after the players who are benefitting from playing games.
We have Charlie Ferguson back from Brighton until the end of the season which is a big plus and there may be one new signing before the transfer window closes next week.
Tomorrow’s game will be a very tough game physically and tactically but the players and I are relishing the challenge.
It would be great to see as many of you again as possible supporting the lads
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Alex Gaggin celebrates his goal against Horsham (top) and Charlie Postance makes it 2-2 late on (above). Photos by Stuart Gibson
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