Horsham to experiment at Bridges

Matt Hall goes up for a header during Hastings United's 1-1 draw away to Horsham last weekend
Matt Hall goes up for a header during Hastings United's 1-1 draw away to Horsham last weekend

HORSHAM manager John Maggs plans to experiment with a new formation tonight when he takes his side to Three Bridges for the Brighton Charity Cup semi final.

Centre backs Gary Charman and Ben Andrews will be missing along with right back Jack Page, but Maggs plans to name his strongest available side and send them on to the pitch in no doubt about what is expected between now and the end of the season.

“We are not playing any of the football I am trying to get the side to play,” Maggs said. “And I think we need to go back to basics. We have become too much of a launch it side from the back. “The message to the players is that I want it on the floor, I want the ball played from the defenders to the midfield and then we can build from there.”

The Hornets are set to try a new formation - two holding midfielders with Jamie Cade and Jamie Brotherton raiding down the wings while Anthony Storey is expected to play just off lone striker Billy Dunn.

Maggs added: “It is an experiment, and if it works I am prepared to give it a go on Saturday. That’s why I am playing as many first teamers as possible.”