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Jay’s Friday Briefing

Jay Saunders by David Couldridge 2022-23

Key home game for Angels

Angels can move into the play off places if we beat Braintree and other results go our way on Saturday.

Both sides are level on 40 points, two points outside the play offs.

Manager Jay Saunders said:  "Angelo Harrop's done well there, we started well up there and got caught on the sucker punch twice, but we could have come away with something.  They're level on points with us.  A lot of people wouldn't have thought us and Braintree would be where we are in the league.  They've got a couple of players I spoke to in the summer about coming here, and it'll be a good test for us."

"We set the boys a points target over five games, we said this is where we want to hit, and if we get what we want we'll be there or there amongst it.  The boys have managed to do that, if you put three or four wins together you go up the league.  We've got a few weeks of Saturday-Tuesday now and the squad is thin.  Let's push as much as we can and see where it can take us.  It was really strong against Dover and we've got to carry that on."

As regards team news, Scott Wagstaff's fitness will be assessed before the game, everyone else is available and Bivesh Gurung could be involved for the first time after joining on a month's loan from Maidstone.

Jay said: "He did well for me at Margate, Maidstone had a look and ended up re-signing him, but he's someone I liked, we've spoken about him a few times when we had injuries.  He'll do well for us for a month, if it's longer than that great, if not I'm sure it would help him.  He's young, he's hungry, and as soon as I spoke to Maidstone about bringing him in and he was asked if he wanted to come on loan for a month he said he'd love to.  That's what you want for someone on loan."

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Published Friday 27th January 2023