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Watt Looking Forward To Leiston
Margate Manager Steve Watt is looking forward to a tough test in the Bostik League, as his side travel to fellow play-off hopefuls Leiston on Tuesday evening.
With the hosts having won two games on the bounce, Watt knows his team will have to be at their best to take away any points from Suffolk.
“Leiston are a very good side, they’ll be full of confidence as they’ve had two good results against Billericay and Tooting and Mitcham. It’s a long journey for a Tuesday evening but they’ll be no excuses from us. We know we will have to be sharp from the off and it will be a real battle for the whole 90 minutes.”
With Saturday’s game against Kingstonian postponed due to the poor weather, Watt’s side have had a longer wait than expected since their last outing against Needham Market.
“After the defeat at Needham, all the boys have been keen to get back on the pitch and put that performance right. By the time Tuesday evening comes around, we will all be raring to go after three points.”
“That’s going to be a real task against Leiston as they’re organised, well set up and as we know from the last time we played against them, they fight right till the end. It’s a good matchup between the two teams and should be a game of quality.”
Defender Tom Wynter returns from suspension and centre-back Ben Swift could feature in the starting eleven, after George Essuman returned to Dover Athletic following his month loan with the club.
“We’ve got a few options to consider. There’s a few knocks amongst the squad which we will have to think about.”
“It’s another busy month ahead and we’re on the road quite a bit, so we have to manage the squad and the injuries we still have in the group as best as we can.”
With a Supporter’s Coach following The Blues on this long mid-week journey, Watt took a moment to praise the fans’ support.
“We have some of the best travelling support in this League. To bring a coach to a Tuesday evening game like this, really shows how lucky we are.”
“I’ve said it a lot this season but it really does not go unnoticed, especially ahead of a challenging game like this. It’s good to know we’re going with a group and hopefully we can put on a display to send them all home happy.”
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Monday, 05 March 2018
By Charlotte Richardson