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Basingstoke Town boss to ring the changes
BASINGSTOKE Town manager Jason Bristow has promised to ring the changes for Saturday’s visit of Conference South strugglers Boreham Wood.
The Town boss was less than impressed with his side’s first-half performance as they lost 4-1 at Havant and Waterlooville last weekend.
As a result Basingstoke fans can expect to see several changes to their team’s line-up at the Camrose on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Bristow said: “There will be a few changes, whether that’s in terms of formation or personnel. We have players on the bench waiting for a chance – and I think it’s time that they got that chance. Nathan Smart has been really unlucky because he has been training well.
“The club means a lot to him and he would run through brick walls for us. That is the sort of player we need at the moment.
“Simon Dunn is back training and as long as he comes through the sessions this week, he will be in contention. We will have to see what shape he is in but since he has been out, we have picked up very few points.”
Excluding the Hampshire Senior Cup win against US Portsmouth, Town’s defeat at Havant was their fourth loss in a row.
Bristow insists that the club is not in crisis – but with games against struggling Boreham Wood and Dorchester coming up, he admits that results are needed.
“It’s not a crisis yet but it’s getting to the point where results need to turn,” Bristow said. “Saturday’s game is a big one for the club, for me and for the players.
“We have two massive games coming up against sides who have been struggling a bit. These are the sort of games we need to be winning if we want to get anywhere near where we want to be.”
Visit basingstokegazette.co.uk/sport for live updates from the Camrose on Saturday afternoon.
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