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Bewdley short of numbers as they prepare to tackle leaders
1:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Local
BEWDLEY Town are facing a mini player crisis ahead of the visit of West Midland Regional Premier leaders Black Country Rangers on Saturday.
Zac Morris limped out of Tuesday’s controversial 5-1 defeat at Wellington with a groin strain, John Seekings came off at half-time with a back injury which makes him a doubt, Dan Jones is unavailable and Dan Flowers has work commitments.
But joint boss Craig Payton is hoping that much-travelled veteran striker Mark Bellingham may join on a dual registration having also signed for Bromsgrove Sporting of the Midland Combination, who ironically provide the opposition for Bewdley on Tuesday in the Worcestershire Urn.
Payton said: “I’ve put seven days in for Mark. He knows how to put the ball in the net and is keen to help us out whenever he can. He understands he would probably be on the bench as I won’t upset the other lads just for a one-off game.
“Saturday will be tough for us - Rangers are one of the favourites to win the league alongside Lye Town and Pegasus Juniors - but at Bewdley we do tend to raise our game against the bigger clubs so I’m sure they won’t be taking us lightly.
“But Dudley Sports beat them so we can too. We’ll be going for three points but a draw would obviously still be a good result for us in the circumstances.”
Payton was unhappy with the Tuesday’s defeat at Wellington which saw his side finsih with just eight players on the pitch.
Richard Costello grabbed a consolation after Jones was given a straight red card for a challenge on the home keeper and then the experienced Craig Webb let a penalty appeal being turned down get the better of him and was dismissed for dissent. Morris then went off after all three substitutes had been used.
“Once again the man in the middle was the centre of attention” said Payton. “He was a young referee and I think he reacted to the reaction of the Wellington players when he sent Dan off. It was a ball he had to go for and I told him afterwards I’d have been unhappy with him if he hadn’t.
“Craig should know better but sometimes frustration gets the better of you and that’s how it’s been going for us this season. We had three strong penalty appeals turned down in the game.”
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