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Hungerford head off to the Island

Bottom of the table Rangers face Crusaders side bidding to erase FA Cup memory

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Hungerford head off to the Island

HUNGERFORD TOWN return to league duty determined to find the perfect pick-me-up following last week’s disappointing FA Cup exit.

They go Canvey Island to take on bottom of the table Concord Rangers, who are still waiting for their first home league win of the season.

But Hungerford manager Bobby Wilkinson insists that the league placing is unimportant: “On paper they are a very good side and maybe they just lack a bit of confidence,” he said. “We have to be prepared to work after another long journey.”

Rangers have recently added to their squad, bringing in former Bournemouth and Cambridge United winger Jordan Chiedozie, the son of ex-Leyton Orient and Spurs flyer John, and manager Adam Flanagan has also upgraded six of his club’s promising youth team players to first team squad status.

Hungerford will be without former England full back Nicky Shorey, whose 28-day deal has come to an end, and there is a continuing doubt about midfielder Ian Herring, who was on the brink of a return following a knee injury but may have aggravated that in training this week.

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