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Bobby Wilkinson Pre-Match Thoughts

Ahead of our home game against Hungerford Town tomorrow, Dec O’Reilly spoke to Bobby Wilkinson last night to get his thoughts before facing his old side.

If there are any changes from the last fixture against Concord…

“No, it’s the same team apart from hopefully Jake Sheppard will come back into the squad this weekend. We missed Jake [Sheppard] last week [at Concord] but everyone is very pleased to have him back in the squad.

“Bradley Hudson-Odoi has come through training tonight [Thursday] and we’ll see how his ankle reacts tomorrow [Friday] but we think he will be part of the squad on Saturday as well [against Hungerford].”

On current injuries…

“Rhys Tyler is still out for a couple of weeks. We are still not sure on the length Stefan Brown will remain out for, we thought he might have been back now but will still be a couple of weeks. We’ve just found out Bradley Bubb is out for at least nine months.

“Freddie [Grant] has been getting treatment at St. George’s Park this week. Freddie [Grant] is kicking a football and having a brilliant comeback so hopefully we might see him at the end of February the way things are going and hopefully he’ll be back with the squad within four weeks.”

On Ramarni Medford-Smith’s loan deal…

“Ramarni [Medford-Smith]’s loan has been extended for another 28 days so that’s great news for us. He’s an attacking full-back playing very well at the moment; we are lucky to have him so I’m very pleased about that.”

On Tarryn Allarakhia fitting in at Wealdstone…

“[Tarryn] Allarakhia has come part of this group really well and he’s trained really well. We just need to get his fitness up a bit more because he has not played a lot of football in the last month or two so that’s why we are working hard with him around the clock. He’s doing really well and we are really pleased with him – I thought he made a great debut [away at Concord] and hopefully he can show the same on his home debut on Saturday [against Hungerford].”

On coming into Saturday’s game against Hungerford Town…

“All I’ve asked from my boys tonight [at training] is to stay organised, work hard, wear the badge with a bit of pride and give it our all. We are motivated and we’ve worked really hard tonight [Thursday] in training; we are determined to get the win, we know it’s going to be difficult but we look forward to the challenge.

“Hungerford are playing really well at the moment, it’s my old club as everyone knows, but we have to do what we have to do; it’s all about Wealdstone Football Club right now. We’ve done our homework on Hungerford but I don’t care about anyone else right now, it’s just about Wealdstone Football Club sticking together, believing in each other, making the ground [Grosvenor Vale] a fortress on the day and hopefully get three points.”

On gaining momentum from our last three games and reaching the play-offs…

“We’ve had three brilliant performances [since the turn of the year] and all I’m asking for is a fourth brilliant performance because results will come. Five points out of nine is fantastic but the challenge now is can you get eight points out of 12 and then everyone’s talking and we’re even closer. We are not talking about that [play-offs] at the moment, all we are talking about is get the boys motivated, keep them focused on football, keep everyone together, give 110% and what will be will be. Nine out of 10 if we work hard and we play to our ability hopefully we can get a good win [against Hungerford].


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