Glasshoughton Welfare head to the town of Shildon,near Bishop Auckland in the North East on Saturday and an FA Vase First Round appointment at Dean Street with Northern League Division One side Shildon AFC – and Glassy’s Joint Manager Lee Vigars is hoping that his players have had adequate recovery time following their West Riding County Cup near heroics in midweek , writes Colin Muncie.
Lee sees many similarities between the game at Ossett and this weekend’s clash with the Railwaymen . He told TBG “Fatigue is my only real concern ahead of our trip to the North East on Saturday. As I mentioned after the Ossett United fixture in midweek, our lads gave everything they had during that game and there were a number of the team suffering with cramp and alike at the end. This weekend’s FA Vase game could well go the same way due to the fact Shildon FC are another club playing at a higher level who are expected to beat us”.
Lee is well aware of the calibre of Saturday’s opponents ” Currently they are third favourites with the bookies to lift the trophy at Wembley” he explained. “So we know exactly how hard this tie will be and it may be a case of setting up the same way we did on Tuesday night”
Lee provided an update on his options for the game ” The squad will certainly change with the return of Scott Brown who was Cup tied against Ossett but will be eligible to play in the Vase” Lee reported”, and Kyle Willis who has missed the last 5 games through injury and top scorer Gracjan Klimczak who has been working away all week will both be available”.
“These 3 will make a big difference to the squad and we’ll travel to County Durham with absolutely nothing to lose – and everything to gain” .