‘Younger lads will get a go’ - Appleby set to tinker with Wisbech Town side
WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby has admitted that he may tinker with his side during the Easter fixtures.
Appleby has a full squad to pick from for the home games against relegated Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday and high-flying Ely City on Monday.
But the Fenmen boss may choose to give young stars Sam Murphy, Ollie Gale and Danny Emmington a run out.
“I certainly think a couple of the younger lads will get a go,” he said.
“They are three cracking, honest lads and all of them are a joy to work with. They have got immense talent and they want to do well.
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“I talk to them all the time and when they are not playing I try to give them reasons why. When I was that age I wanted to play in every single game, but you can’t.
“I’ve seen it so many times where young lads get chucked straight in, have a bad game and then their form disappears.
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“I was playing men’s football when I was 13. I got kicked all over the place but I learned to look after myself and I grew up quickly. These boys need toughening up like that but it has to be gradual.
“The only promise I will make is that any player who pulls on the shirt will always try their hardest for Wisbech.”
The Fenmen, who are fourth in the Ridgeons Premier Division, failed to convert their chances during a 0-0 draw with Felixstowe & Walton United on Saturday.
Appleby said: “Tables don’t lie and Wroxham are top for a reason. They would have ground out a 1-0 win in that game at the weekend.
“We’re still a young side and that ability to scrap for results is something we’re still learning.
“We need to be more ruthless and we had a training session this week just on crossing, shooting and being a bit more clinical.”
Both Easter games kick-off at 3pm at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium.