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National League South: Bobby Wilkinson reveals Wealdstone could still be without at least four players for visit of Truro City

PUBLISHED: 10:00 20 October 2017

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic freddiepatmore.com)

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic freddiepatmore.com)

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Stones manager will hope to mastermind success against Tinners

Boss Bobby Wilkinson admits Wealdstone could still be without the likes of Eddie Oshodi, Matty Whichelow, Elliot Benyon and Alan O’Brien for the visit of Truro City in the National League South on Saturday.

All four missed Saturday’s trip to Chippenham Town in the league, which ended in a goalless draw.

Having any of the quartet back in contention to play this weekend would be a boost for Stones as they look to down the high-flying Tinners.

But Wilkinson, pictured, says all remain doubtful as they look to work their way back to full fitness following injuries.

“They all need extra treatment and most are still 50/50 at best for next week. They will probably need more time to be fully recovered,” the Wealdstone boss told the club website.

Wilkinson will hope his team can maintain their unbeaten run in the league against Truro, having made it five games without defeat in the competition with the draw at Chippenham.

However, it will be tough against a City side who will be full of confidence having reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time.

Wealdstone will look to draw on the positives from their stalemate at Chippenham to give them something to build on for the weekend.

And despite failing to trouble the scorers away to the Bluebirds, Wilkinson was happy enough with Stones’ display last time out.

“I am pleased overall — it was always going to be a tough one with their excellent home record and after their bad result last week,” he added.

“We looked more composed in the second half and had enough chances to win the game 2-0 or even 3-0, so it was frustrating in that sense.

“We didn’t get the win, but I felt it was a particularly good team performance.”

Wealdstone might need to turn in another good team display this weekend if they are to take anything from their clash with Truro.

Lee Hodges’ side have impressed so far this term and currently sit third in the table, just a point off early leaders Braintree Town.

City head into the game in fine form, having not lost since August.


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