Trio sign to ease Hadleigh United’s injury worries

Hadleigh's Kyle Cassell (left) is out of the game at Godmanchester

Hadleigh's Kyle Cassell (left) is out of the game at Godmanchester - Credit: Archant

Hadleigh United manager Stuart Alston has added three new faces to his injury-hit squad, although only one will be available to play at Godmanchester Rovers, in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, tomorrow (Saturday).

The Brettsiders boss has signed left-back Charlie Davis, former Chelsea youngster Brandon Lewis and fellow forward, Anthoney Fox.

The trio join recent signing Luke Gilvray, who scored on his debut in the 2-0 win at Wivenhoe Town last weekend, as new arrivals, and will boost a squad decimated by injury.

“We were lucky to sign Luke Gilvray, and we have managed to get three more in who will add quality,” said Alston, who confirmed Lewis and Fox would be unavailable today.

“Charlie Davis was at Colchester United but has been on a footballing scholarship in the US. He came back and asked if he could come training and has done really well.

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“Brandon was at Chelsea but has not played for a while and Anthoney Fox was at Cambridge City.

“I chased Anthoney and he brought Brandon along. Both players are a bit rusty and due to their work commitments, won’t be able to play on Saturday.”

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Alston is missing two key figures with broken wrists, Damon Artiss and Michael Barwick, and is also without top-scorer Kyle Cassell and Jack Benee, amongst others.

“I have nine injured players and that is going to affect any side,” added Alston, whose team are six points adrift of lower mid-table outfit, Godmanchester.

“The squad is looking pretty thin but if the boys perform as I know they can, I am confident we get something out of the game at Godmanchester.”

“We need a full-strength squad for games against teams around us. We have always done OK against the top teams and we only lost 1-0 against Mildenhall, for instance, but we struggled to get a squad against Walsham-le-Willows recently.”

With Ely, just above Hadleigh, in FA Vase action today, and Long Melford making the tough trip to Great Yarmouth, the Brettsiders could move at least a couple of places up the table with a victory.

“There will be no pressing of the panic button, there are still a lot of games to play,” said Alston.

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