Tonight we welcome Bert Astill and his NFK Burbage team to The OVAL for the first of our pre season friendly.
Burbage finished 6th in the Midland football league last season and had an excellent league cup run narrowly losing out in the final.
I caught up with Jamie Lenton the first team assistant manager earlier today and asked him about how The Greenbacks intend to approach their first game out. He said “That we are not underestimating Burbage who will no doubt be well organised and up for the game against higher league opponents.”
He said “We are intending to give every player at least 45 minutes and will be utilising a couple of the U21s just to give them a bit of experience with the first team. We have a couple of trialists for tonight’s game one of which is a 19 year old who has just been released by Aston Villa so one to look out for tonight.”
Apart from a couple of players who are still away on holiday Jamie has a full squad to pick from for today’s fixture in Stu Storers absence.
Hopefully we hit the ground running and can build some early momentum to take forward to the big day on the 17th August when the season starts.