Essex Senior League: Clapton manager Jonny Fowell set to rotate squad for Sawbridgeworth Town clash

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 March 2018

Clapton manager Jon Fowell (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Clapton manager Jon Fowell (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Clapton are set to rotate the squad for their clash against mid-table Sawbridgeworth Town as they look to starting building for next season.

The Tons make the trip to Crofters End Stadium this evening (7.45pm) and manager Fowell has revealed he will be taking a look at his squad and resting players ahead of their Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy semi-final tie against Takeley on Thursday.

“I will be playing some trialists and few of the players who don’t get too many minutes as to play three games in four days is just ludicrous,” Fowell said.

“We could have put this game back further but I said to the boys realistically we can’t win the league now.

“We will now use this match to continue planning for next season by looking at a few players and see what is available to us.

“I want to try getting my squad ready as early as possible instead of waiting for pre-season so we can push for the league title next season.”

The boss also revealed he will be realistic with analysing the trialists in the clash.

“Training is very different to games, but at the same time I have to realistic some of these lads haven’t played much football for a while or lately, so they’ll be rusty.

“They will also not know each other or the way I manage yet so I’ll have to bare that in mind.”

He did also admit despite resting majority of his first-team he is still very keen to get another three points on the board.

“I want to win every game, anyone that knows me knows that, I even want to win games in training.

“Losing puts me in a bad mood.

“I don’t want the boys to think this season is over I want to get as many points as possible and finish as high as we can.

“We still have 24 points up for grabs.”

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