The FA Trophy is a competition I always look forward to. Weston-super-Mare is as tough a draw as they come, says Welling United assistant Hugo Langton

Friday 24th November 2017

WELLING UNITED assistant manager Hugo Langton says his club have been given a tough FA Trophy tie tomorrow.

The Wings have home advantage over their Vanarama National League South rivals Weston-super-Mare in the Third Qualifying Round.

“The FA Trophy is a competition I always look forward to.  Weston-super-Mare is as tough a draw as they come. We played them recently and had a good tactical game against them,” said Langton.

“Last week at Braintree they controlled the game for 90 minutes and are in a good run of form, so we are expecting a difficult game against a very good opponent.”

Welling United go into the game sitting in seventh-place in the table with 31 points from 19 games.  The Wings occupy the final play-off berth and they are only four points adrift of leaders Dartford.

The Wings came back from Hemel Hempstead Town with a 2-2 draw last weekend.

“We’re happy with our League form. We got a good point at Hemel Hempstead last weekend. It was a first-class game all round and had a bit of everything,” recalled Langton.

“We’ve got a tough run coming up as we’re playing a lot of sides who are in a pack within the top half of the table.

“It’s a very open league at the moment so it will be interesting to see what happens in the next month or two.  We just want to try to stay in touch with it all and see what happens.”

Manager Jamie Coyle will field is sixth goalkeeper of the season tomorrow against a Weston-super-Mare side that have won their last five games and are unbeaten in six in thirteenth-place in the table, as Ryan Sandford comes in on a one-month loan from Sky Bet Championship side Millwall.

Ahead of the news of the arrival, Langton said: “Where we are right now as we have rebuilt a side from scratch. We are perhaps a couple of players short of what we want right now and finding the right players can take time and when you do find them they usually want too much money or they don’t want to drop a level or two for a bit just to play games, even though they aren’t playing for their clubs.  But that’s the modern game I guess, agents and advisors are everywhere telling players what to do.”

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Welling United  v  Weston-super-Mare
The Buildbase FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
Saturday 25th November 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY