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Stow boss Andrews expects team to bounce back after FA Cup exit

PUBLISHED: 11:48 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 17 August 2018

Scott Chaplin will return for Stowmarket Town this weekend. Picture: ALEX MOSS

Scott Chaplin will return for Stowmarket Town this weekend. Picture: ALEX MOSS


Rick Andrews believes he will see a positive reaction from his Stowmarket Town players when they travel to FC Clacton today (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

The Old Gold and Blacks suffered their first defeat of the new season last weekend, as a Brian Moses brace earned higher-league Basildon United a 2-0 win in the Emirates FA Cup extra preliminary round at Greens Meadow.

Stow return to action in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division tomorrow afternoon, and boss Andrews hopes his side can bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment and continue their winning start to their league campaign.

“I think the players have got enough experience about them to bounce back,” Andrews said. “We do genuinely believe in the squad, but they have to learn what our expectations are and what our standards are.

“Right at the beginning of the season we said there are going to be games that don’t go our way, the opposition might be better or we might not be at it.

“But if you’re going to be a winner, you have a problem and you come up with a solution.

“If you’re a loser, then you come up with every excuse you can think of. We’ve got to work on solutions and the sooner we do the better.”

Stow are one of five teams to have started the new Premier Division season with back-to-back wins, along with Godmanchester Rovers, Brantham Athletic, Histon and Ely City.

Early front-runners Godmanchester are due to host Histon tonight, while Brantham and Ely face trips tomorrow to Newmarket Town and Long Melford respectively.

Stow were missing several players for last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Basildon, but will be boosted by the returns of Scott Chaplin, Ollie Canfer and David Kempson for today’s visit to Rush Green Bowl.

Summer signing Tom Matthews could make his competitive debut for Andrews’ side tomorrow, having served a three-match suspension which carried over to the new season from his old club Wroxham.

Luke Read (holiday) misses the next three games, while Craig Brand, Angelo Harrop and Leon Ottley-Gooch are all out with injuries.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

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