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National League South: Wealdstone well prepared for lengthy journey to Truro City

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 February 2018

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic: freddiepatmore.com)

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic: freddiepatmore.com)

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Stones face round trip of over 500 miles to White Tigers

Wealdstone face their longest trip in the National League South this season when they visit high-flying Truro City on Saturday.

Stones face a round trip of over 500 miles to the White Tigers, who are currently sixth in the standings.

With such a lengthy journey ahead of them, it will come as little surprise to learn that boss Bobby Wilkinson is doing all he can to ensure the Grosvenor Vale outfit arrive at Treyew Road in the best possible condition.

“We’re going down on Friday and preparing for it properly,” the Wealdstone manager told the club website.

“Whatever will be, will be on Saturday, but I won’t ever go into a game and not be properly prepared.”

Wealdstone will be chasing more success in Cornwall this weekend after reaching the FA Trophy quarter-finals last Saturday.

Stones recorded a 2-1 success at home to Warrington Town of the Northern Premier Division in the third round last time out.

A Danny Green brace proved enough for the Grosvenor Vale outfit to triumph against the Yellows.

Wealdstone will visit Bostik Premier title hopefuls Billericay Town in the next round on February 4, and Wilkinson was delighted with his side’s win over Warrington.

“It was a typical cup tie against Warrington, it was end-to-end stuff,” he added.

“I thought they were the better team in the first half until I made the change.

“It was a big decision to take Taofiq Olomowewe off and I feel for him, but we were being overrun and dropping off, so we needed to match them.

“I’m pleased I done it because I thought we changed, got back in the tie and played really well.”

While the cup success will have boosted the squad, Wealdstone will also be lifted by the arrival of a new player.

Bristol Rovers youngster Kunle Otudeko has joined Stones on a month’s loan from the League One outfit.

The forward, who is with the Gas’ development squad, could be in contention to make his debut for the Grosvenor Vale outfit when they make the long trip to Truro this weekend.

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