Paul Martin was upbeat regarding the visit of Barking this weekend. Everyone knows we can play better than we did when we lost at their ground earlier in the season. If we turn up and everyone performs, we have every chance stated Martin.
It has been another busy week with player movements. Martin confirmed that popular player and personal friend Kurt Smith had decided to move to Witham Town, and that Max Bradford, who had some great games for the club has decided to try his luck at Great Wakering. As always we wish them well.
There was positive news on the injury front. Khadean Campbell who impressed before his injury two months ago returns to training next week.
Another player back to training next week is Henry Fisher who suffered a leg injury 3 weeks ago.
Tom Potter is still 2 games away from returning to training, but is recovering well.
Good news for Martin and the players as well is the relief that Jamie Marsh has been given the all clear by the hospital to return to training. Martin said that the injury (at Colchester Utd) looked quite bad, with Jamie needing to be checked over thoroughly and eventually being diagnosed with bruising on the brain. Martin went on to state in these cases your not worried when the player will be fit again to play, but they are safe and well, and can return to their jobs, where they earn their money.
On the signing front, Paul Martin knows he will be popular with the signing of George Woodward who made a name for himself at the club. Martin was delighted to secure his services, but commented that George needed a few weeks to get match fit.
Ridwan Hussein joins the club from Southend Utd. and Etan Davey an 18 year old from Brentwood U23.
Martin confirmed both players would be available for the Barking game but would decide on the day whether they would go straight into the team. Martin hopes both will enjoy being at the club, and they can be part of a team that starts climbing the table.
Updated 22:34 - 15 Jan 2019 by Steve Gardener