Canterbury City boss Ben Smith: We’ve done a bit of homework on them and don’t expect this to be an easy ride by any means

Friday 02nd October 2015

CANTERBURY CITY joint-manager Ben Smith says he has a full strength squad available for tomorrow’s FA Vase tie against Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers.

The Kent side are sitting in the top nine in the Southern Counties East Football League table with four wins, two draws and three defeats to their name and welcome their Middlesex County League opponents to Homelands Stadium looking to pick up the £800 prize money up for grabs.

“I think we go into the game tomorrow as favourites to progress and we are very close to having a full strength squad available so I am confident of a positive result,” said Smith.

“We’ve done a bit of homework on them and don’t expect this to be an easy ride by any means but we will play our usual game and there’s a bit of a buzz about us at the minute.

“It’s the type of game that in the past you could possibly see a potential upset but I’m hopeful that we have matured and the experienced players that we have added to the squad recently should help us show some consistency and get on a run now.

“Some sides out there will be dependent on the prize money to fund their budgets but that’s not the case here. The club is being sensible with the money we have and there’s no extra pressure to win the game, which allows us to play with no fear and stick to our playing philosophy which the players are certainly enjoying.”

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Canterbury City  v  Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers
The FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Homelands Stadium, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN26 1NJ