Gavin Macpherson sees this Saturday’s break in action as a blessing in disguise in an attempt to get the squad back to full fitness after so many recent enforced absentees due to injury niggles and illness.
With our game at Horsham postponed until mid-January because of their involvement in the FA Trophy, it’s a chance to recharge batteries and shake off any tiredness with our next game not scheduled until Dec 16 against Dulwich Hamlet.
“I don’t think it’s a bad thing,” said Gavin. “We’ve got a couple of muscle injuries which we weren’t seeing earlier in the season and which perhaps tell you that your load is too much.”
Nevertheless we are third in the league, ahead of the likes of Billericay and other so-called big-hitters, a huge testament to all involved.
“We’ve been Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday and the squad is thin compared with some clubs,” said Gavin. “The modern game is a lot sharper than it used to be and there’s a lot more stamina involved.”
“It’s a chance to have a well-earned rest but from a management standpoint we have to keep their levels up and we’ll be working in training towards Dulwich to try and give us the best chance.”