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Jamie McClurg out for Bracknell Town but play offs in sight

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Jamie McClurg out for Bracknell Town but play offs in sight

Bracknell Town will all but assure themselves of a play off place with a win over sixth placed Ware on Saturday in the Bostik League South Central Division on Saturday.

A win would see Bracknell a point from assuring a place in the end of season shake up but manager Geoff Warner says his side cannot afford to let up with momentum key.

Warey (sorry) of the result the visitors earned in the last meeting between the two sides (Ware won 7-2 in Hertfordshire), Warner said: “It’s a big game, they and Tooting & Mitcham are the only sides that can really catch us so we need to make sure we keep going until it is mathematically done.”

The game is effectively a promotion six-pointer but the Robins boss will be without Jamie McClurg who is out injured.

Warner said: “Dodds [McClurg] is out but Anton Rodgers did well for an hour last week and is in the squad again.”

Speaking of Rodgers, Warner added: “He is what he is, he’s a very good footballer. Dodds is a bit more vocal in the middle but Anton is a very good midfielder and doesn’t give the ball away.

Bracknell Town manager Carl Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.
Bracknell Town manager Carl Davies. Photo: Neil Graham.

Bracknell will also see Carl Davies return as well as Sean Moore who played 120 minutes for Binfield in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup semi final on Tuesday.

Joel Jacobs will also return after being replaced by Moore on 17 minutes last Saturday at Marlow. Warner said: “Joel suffered a split eye and had four stitches but he will play. It wasn’t a head injury and definitely wasn’t deliberate.”

Related: The full Saturday fixture list is here

Windsor FC

Windsor host Fairford Town on Saturday at Stag Meadow on Saturday with manager Mick Woodham saying: “We are fit and healthy with a full squad available. The only doubt is Dan Roberts who maybe featuring for Slough.”

Holyport FC

Holyport have a number of players back for the visit of Wallingford Town in Hellenic League Division One East. Manager Derek Sweetman said: “We will be without Josh Lowther and Alfie Adams this weekend but will welcome back into the squad Pete Hyndman, Dan Rapley and Jamie Hanscombe.”

Reading City

Reading City manager Simon Johnson. Photo: Neil Graham.
Reading City manager Simon Johnson. Photo: Neil Graham.

It’s a vital Saturday away day for Reading City who are battling to stay in the Uhlpsport Hellenic League Premier Division.

City visit promotion chasing Bishops Cleeve on Saturday but boss Simon Johnson has Austin Best back from suggestion.

The City boss said: “We also have Simeon Howell and Brendan Dyer back and Nathan Jones steps up from under 23s.”

All the latest transfer news ahead of the 2019/20 season is here. Keep up with all the pre season fixtures in Berkshire here.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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