Thu, 01 Oct 2015
Kelvin Bossman in action for Hungerford against Bradford Town
HUNGERFORD TOWN make their first trip to Kettering Town - or rather to Burton Park Wanderers’ ground in Burton Latimer, the village that not only hosts the former non-league giants, but also the headquarters of Weetabix!
Manager Bobby Wilkinson wants a return to winning ways in the league after a run of only three points from a possible 12.
“It’s all about those fine margins,” he said. “We’ve still only lost one league game in eight. We’re not playing the best we’ve ever played, but we’re grinding out points here and there and we’re still in the mix.
“That’s the sign of a good side.”
Wilkinson has doubts over defender Diak John, who limped off early during Monday night’s home draw with Hitchin Town, and he is also minus the suspended Rhys Tyler.
Tyler is out for one game, after which goalkeeper Paul Strudley, Matt Day and James Rusby are suspended.
Jon Boardman should be fit to return, and Wilkinson hopes to tweak his squad after deciding to release striker and summer signing Kelvin Bossman.
“ He’s a fantastic lad and a good player,” said Wilkinson, “but just isn’t what we are looking for just now.”
Wilkinson has set his sights on bringing in two players, former Southampton youngster and Burton Albion wide man Geryn Preen from Cinderford Town, and he has also made a formal approach to Hungerford’s FA Cup conquerors Bradford Town for attacking midfielder Aaron Wilson.
Hungerford have cup action on Monday night when they entertain Aylesbury in the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup. Hungerford Academy’s FA Youth Cup tie with Binfield will now be played on Wednesday night with the winners away to either Ashton Backwell or Forest Green Rovers in the Third Qualifying Round.