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Stones boss Brennan hopes Lafayette return can provide big boost against Hampton & Richmond Borough

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 November 2019

Ross Lafayette in action for Wealdstone (pic Adam Williams)

Ross Lafayette in action for Wealdstone (pic Adam Williams)

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Dean Brennan hopes to welcome back striker Ross Lafayette into his squad for this Saturday's away game at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Lafayette played a key part in Wealdstone's ten-game winning run earlier this season and has scored eight goals in the National League South so far.

But the Stones go into the clash having not had a game in two weeks after Tuesday's game at Billericay Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Saturday's scheduled home match against Eastbourne Borough was also called off due to floodlight problems.

Brennan will also welcome back defensive midfielder Michael Phillips from a spell out with injury, but expects Hampton & Richmond will want to raise their game against his table-topping side.

He said: "I watched them last week, they work extremely hard.

"It's always difficult to go there and they have a lot of experience.

"I think teams think it's a free game against us, apart from the clubs that are also aiming for promotion.

"We've been top for a while now and it's another good test for the squad.

"Hopefully Ross Lafayette will be coming back. He's the most experienced player in the group and makes a difference.

"Dejon Noel-Williams has got the shirt at the moment so Ross will have to come back and grab it."

Hampton & Richmond Borough sit 15th in the National League South having lost their last two games 2-1 to Weymouth and Dartford.

Saturday's game kicks off at 3pm at Beveree Stadium.

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