National League South: Wealdstone must do without several players at home to high-flying Braintree Town

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 December 2017

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic


Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson knows he will have to shuffle his pack for Saturday’s visit from Braintree Town in the National League.

Stones will be without the suspended Sam Cox, who was sent off in the FA Trophy against Chelmsford City last Saturday.

Wilkinson will also have to do without several other players who are injured for this weekend’s match at Grosvenor Vale.

It is a blow for the Wealdstone boss to be missing so many players, but he is still confident of his side’s chances against the high-flying Iron.

“There will be a few missing. We will have to shuffle the squad, but we will relish the challenge as we know that they are an excellent side,” he told the club website.

Stones’ confidence will have been boosted heading into the weekend by a 2-1 win in an FA Trophy first qualifying round replay on Wednesday night.

With the initial tie between the sides ending in a 1-1 draw last Saturday, the sides had to do it all again at the Clarets’ Melbourne Park home.

A Danny Green penalty and Abobaker Eisa’s second-half strike saw the west Londoners win 2-1, with their reward a tie at home to Bostik Premier side Wingate & Finchley in the first round on December 16.

And Wilkinson believes his team’s game management proved vital in knocking City out of the Trophy.

“We managed the game well after we went a goal down, this is something I keep talking about and we are improving in this area all the time,” he added.

“I am really proud of the players and this is a great result as we know what a tough place this is to come to.

“I want to thank all the fans for coming out in freezing weather, there was fantastic support for the lads again.”

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