Clapton manager Fowell says they will not worry about Sporting Bengal threats
PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 October 2018
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Clapton manager Jonny Fowell says they will not worry about the threats Sporting Bengal pose, but insists they will have to shut down former Tons striker Jay Knight.
The Tons travel the short distance to the Mile End Stadium to face Imrul Gazi’s side thisevening (7.45pm) as they look to start chasing down the top five in the Essex Senior League.
Fowell and his side were due to face Hullbridge Sports last night (Tuesday) in another top-of-the-table clash in which they were hoping to cause an upset.
“They have Jay Knight and he is one of the best strikers in the league so if he plays on Friday we will have to keep him quiet,” said Fowell.
“The plus point for us is he played and we know him so we know how he plays. They also have Steven Carvell who is in form, but at the same time I’m not a manager who worries about what other teams have.
“I’m a big believer of playing your own game and if you do that to the best of your ability then you’ll come away with something from the match.”
Former Enfield under-21 coach Fowell also insisted he will be using his big squad throughout the season, adding: “Christmas is coming and the weather is starting to change, so that will stack the fixtures up and thankfully we have a 30-man squad who are all as good as each other.
“We will be using our squad throughout the season and it should help when fixtures start coming thick and fast.”
Fowell is keen to start pulling the top five teams in by getting on a winning run but also remains positive that there is plenty of time and no reason to start panicking.
“It’s only October, there is a long way to go in the season. If some of those teams have two wins and a loss we’re right in it again,” he said.
“Or if we can get three wins on the spin then we’re right back in it, so we just need to get results and not slip up.
“There are strong teams up there, don’t get me wrong, but all of them will lose games.”
Clapton will be without Jacob Kromann for the clash due to work commitments and Timi Abiola who has returned to parent club Barking, but they will welcome back attacker Jeffrey Cobblah.