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Five players out of FA Vase clash
10:22am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sportsview
BEWDLEY Town will be without five senior players for Saturday’s FA Vase clash at home to Stafford Town (3pm ko).
Chris Hough, Dan Jones, Dan Flowers, Russell Godfrey and Simon Rudd are all mising because of holidays.
It means that Town will be relying on the younger members of the squad who have stepped up from the under-21s last season.
Joint boss Craig Payton said: “There’s nothing we can do about it, these are young guys with no families and it’s cheaper to go away now the kids have gone back to school.
“But it’s a test for the younger players, there’s an opportunity for them to play well and keep their place in the side.”
Town suffered two defeats which leaves them mid-table in the West Midlands League Premier.
They were edged out 2-1 by in-form Dudley Town on Saturday, despite Luke Towler putting them ahead.
But against Smethwick on Tuesday night they slipped to a disappointing 4-2 defeat.
Payton said: “It was embarassing, I apologised to the fans who paid to come and see that.
“Smethwick arrived late and we’d already finished warming up but that’s no excuse, we just didn’t turn up.”
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