Wealdstone will be toughest test of season, says Horsham boss Langton

TONIGHT’S visitors to Gorings Mead Wealdstone will provide Horsham with their toughest test of the season, according to manager Hugo Langton.

The Hornets - bottom of the table without a win since August - will be expected to add another defeat to the 18 they have already in the Ryman Premier against the league’s in-form team.

The play-off chasing Stones are unbeaten in all competitions since November and have been scoring for fun whilst conceding very few at the other end.

They showed their ambition by defeating Lewes on Saturday, but Langton says his team will go into the game with nothing to fear.

He said: “My opinion is that Wealdstone will probably be the hardest game we have had for a long time.

“That’s no disrespect to Lowestoft, Lewes or any of the others we’ve faced recently but this will be even harder because they’re on a hell of a roll, they’re probably the in-form team in the whole league, scoring for fun and conceding very little.

“They’ve got two great strikers in Richard Jolly and a lad from Watford (Jonathan North) who I’m told is Football League quality so keeping them quiet will be a tough job.

“We’ve got to concentrate for the whole 90 minutes, defend properly and when we do have the ball use it well.

“But we’ll have a go at them, we’re bottom of the league so we have nothing to lose, and if we sit back then we’ll just be defending all game.

“Although this will be a hard game I don’t fear them and my team won’t fear them either. We’ve shown in our last two games that we don’t give up and I believe in my young players so they need to believe in themselves.”

Tony Nwachukwu is out after injuring his hamstring when he came on against Lowestoft on Saturday. Jake Jacobs misses out for personal reasons so Gareth Sanashee replaces him on the bench, and also still injured is Craig Wilkins.

Dutch striker Ahmed Jahar is set for his first appearance on the bench tonight after his international clearance came through at the end of last week.

Tonight’s match kicks off at 7.30pm, and if you can’t make Gorings Mead you can follow all the action as it unfolds here on our website.