GALLERY: Smith scores again as Wisbech progress in KO Cup but Creasey warns against putting too much pressure on youngster
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Wisbech Town manager Dick Creasey says it would be unfair to heap too much pressure on young striker Jacob Smith’s shoulders.
The 18 year old made it two goals in two appearances with the winner as the Fenmen progressed to the third round of the Knock Out Cup with a 1-0 win over Bugbrooke St Michaels on Saturday.
Creasey said: “We have got to be careful not to get carried away. He’s scored a couple of goals and done OK but he is not the finished article by a long way. He still has a lot to learn.
“You should not put too much expectation on his shoulders. We’ll take it slowly with him and he’ll make a good player.”
Creasey admitted his side “lacked rhythm” against Bugbrooke but he says he never felt the result was in doubt.
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He said: “It was a dull game. We gave players who had not had much football a chance and at times we lost our rhythm.
“For Bugbrooke, it was a cup final and they put in a big effort. But, had they scored, we would have stepped it up and got another goal.”
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Up next for Wisbech is a massive United Counties League tussle with Huntingdon Town at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Saturday.
The Fenmen, in fifth, are ahead of Huntingdon on goal difference. Creasey says his side is determined to avenge their 2-1 loss at Huntingdon in September.
Creasey said: “We spoke to the lads after the game on Saturday about Huntingdon. They are a good side who did really well last season and have aspirations of doing the same this year.
“In September, we pulverised them in footballing terms for 45 minutes but two poor mistakes cost us the game. “We need to up our game. They will be one of our main competitors as the season goes on and if we want to be at the top these are the games you need to win.”
Billy Smith, Josh Ford and Paul Cousins, who is scheduled for a small knee operation this weekend, will be missing.
Tommy Treacher will be back and Creasey is hopeful Nathan Horne, who has been plagued by hamstring trouble, will feature.