Horsham down to ‘bare bones’ for Wealdstone visit

JPCT_260211_ Football. Horsham v Lowestoft Town -photo by steve cobb
JPCT_260211_ Football. Horsham v Lowestoft Town -photo by steve cobb

HORSHAM boss John Maggs will prepare a threadbare squad for Saturday’s visit of Wealdstone, where a point should be enough to secure their Ryman Premier future.

The Hornets are seven points clear of Aveley in the final relegation spot, and with three games to play, a positive result at Gorings Mead on Saturday should take the pressure off in the final week of the campaign.

But they will have to do it without three key players. Anthony Storey and Paul Kennett are suspended, and Ben Andrews has suffered a recurrance of his knee ligament injury which will keep him out for the remainder of the season.

Maggs said: “It’s going to be difficult. We are down to the bare bones and I will need to bring some of the youth teamers into the squad to fill the bench.

“We still need that one valuable point to cross the line.”

Post match, a presentation will be made to Gary Charman, who made his 500th Horsham appearance last week, while the game is also designated as senior citizens day, where all fans over 60 will be admitted for free.