10 September 2012

City Alerts - Maidenhead and coaching staff update

ALL COACHING STAFF - Lee Hodges, Dave Newton, Ian Leigh and Deba Sidhu - have confirmed that they will stay with the club for at least another month.

TIM SANDERCOMBE (approached by Oxford City) decision expected within two days.

BEN ADLESBURY (Eastbourne Borough approach) decision later this week.  Fitness (knee):  has resumed running, and possibly ready for subs bench this Saturday.

LES AFFUL (forum speculation):  as with all other players, decisions anticipated within next few days.

LEE:  "We had a meeting with the administrator on Thursday and the situation basically boils down to everyone having to decide within the next few days whether or not they are to stay on or leave the club.  I have said to them all that I hope they will choose to stay but that I will obviously understand if they choose to leave.  The situation on the playing side should be a lot clearer by the end of the week.

"I am hopeful that we will be able to field a team for this Saturday (at home to Bromley in league), and it will be really important to get as many supporters as we can  into the ground for that game.  The administrator has explained that with a good gate it should be possible to pay the boys some of that.

LEE on Maidenhead United   8   Truro City   0  

"It was the proverbial game of two halves.  The boys had done fantastically well at the start of the season and they could really have done with a break, or at least to have some fresh faces available to come on, but of course we haven't got any.  They have given it their all, but after the first half at Maidenhead (1-0 at half-time) they just weren't at the races. 

I think everything caught up with them and their minds were elsewhere, which was disappointing.  I said to the lads afterwards that if it does turn out to be the last game for some of them it will have been a very disappointing way to sign off.  I think we will still have some of the first team players available for Saturday, and as I say it is really important now to get as many people as possible in to see that match."


In the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round, City have been drawn at home to AFC Totton, on Saturday, September 22, ko 3 pm.  It's a re-match of our 2007 FA Vase Final at Wembley, with £4,500 for the winners.

Mike Truscott, City Alerts

No comments:

Post a Comment