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New faces at Bracknell Town and Mark Scott latest – team news

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New faces at Bracknell Town and Mark Scott latest – team news

Bracknell Town head to FA Vase holders Chertsey Town on Saturday for one of their more local fixtures but with an injury list that at present shows no signs of shortening.

There was some concern midweek for Bracknell goalkeeper Mark Scott who picked up an injury but manager Sam Lock has confirmed it was a ‘muscle injury’.

Elsewhere, Lock announced several new signings with the addition of an attacker and goalkeeper after on loan stopper James Holden injured his ankle on his debut against FC Romania.

Speaking to Football in Berkshire, Lock saif: “We have signed Owen James from Oxford United on a short term loan he’s an exciting attacker who can operate anywhere in the front line.

“We have also signed highly rated goalkeeper James Hoskins on loan from Watford.

“Furthermore, we are delighted to announce Anthony Mendy also comes in to our plans tomorrow to add competition to our front line. He has signed from Wingate & Finchley.”

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Seb Bowerman. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

In terms of team news, Lock added: “Seb Bowerman faces a late fitness test. Scott picked up a muscle injury in training so he will be unavailable. 

“I’m sure it will all be change come 3pm Saturday. We have had rotten luck with injuries of late culminating in an extremely young side competing in the FA Trophy on Saturday, there were lots of positive performances and we did not deserve to lose the game. It was important we brought some bodies in this week to bolster our squad.”

On Chertsey, who are above Bracknell in sixth on goal difference, Lock said: “Chertsey are a top side and we will need to be at our very best to take anything from the game.”

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Ascot United

The Yellamen are back on the road in the Combined Counties League Premier Division, still top of the division after a disappointing start to the home campaign but eager to put things right.

Manager Jamie Tompkins said: “We are looking forward to getting back on track this weekend and all squad members are fit to play. However, Chris Ellis will not feature due to an injury sustained on Tuesday.

The Yellamen have announced the return signing of Luqman Kassim to the club after a spell in Finland.

Reading City

Ousman Darboe. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

Simon Johnson’s side have a bit of work to do after a heavy defeat at home last Saturday. Ardley United are the visitors to Reading City this Saturday but will be without Dan Davies, Aaron De Rama and Yashwa Romeo who are all out.

Johnson can call on Ousman Darboe though who has returned to the Citizens from Bracknell Town on dual registration. 

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Sandhurst Town

Woodley United captain Jake Nicholls. Photo: Neil Graham.
Woodley United captain Jake Nicholls. Photo: Neil Graham.

The Fizzers remain in touch at the top of the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League Division One. Manager Michael Herbert has a couple of new options with two signings this midweek confirmed ahead of the visit of Dorking Wanderers Reserves.

He said: “Jake Nichols and new signing from Sheerwater, Andy Rider will come into the squad. We will be with our Haydon Richardson, Matthew Watson and Grant Kemp (injuries) Jordan Goddard and Ash Ledger (unavailable) day.”

Eversley & California

The Boars head to Cove on Saturday with a couple of injury concerns, but two knew signings for manager Matthew Angell.

He said: “I am happy to confirm the new signing of Enow Ojong who goes straight into the squad. We also welcome back to the club Aaron Holt between the sticks as Liam Vaughan will be our for at least four weeks with an ankle injury. Young midfielder Alex Lennon will also be the squad as we continue to give young players a chance to flourish.”

Virginia Water

Waters boss Ceri Jones has a couple of injury concerns for the trip to Flackwell Heath. He said: “Joel Drew, Finn Evered and Jake Baker are ruled out through work and injury. We welcome back Mark Lansdowne, Lorenzo di Felice and Adam McNamara from long term injury and work trips.

“We expect another tough encounter against Marcus Richardson and his team.”

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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