Mildenhall Town head to Heybridge Swifts for first-ever step four game
PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 11 August 2017
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Mildenhall Town play their first-ever game at step four level tomorrow, when they travel to Heybridge Swifts in Bostik League North.
Last season, the west Suffolk side won the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division at a canter under manager Dean Greygoose, and they kick off their season at Scraley Road tomorrow in a positive frame of mind.
Asked his opinion on the game, Greygoose said: “Heybridge are a much-changed team this season and their committee has backed their manager and they should be a far better side this year.
“But I think we are better than last season, the players have improved since last season.
“We have played against enough teams from Bostik North this summer and over the last couple of years, and we have enough players that have appeared at that level with teams like Soham.
“The the only fear we have is that of the unknown. How good are the opposition teams? Will we have to adapt quickly and can we do that?
“We’re not worried about it, if you are then there’s no point turning up. No-one is expecting us to do what we did last year, but I’m expecting us to be competitive every game.”
New signing Danny Crow could make his debut, although the former Sudbury and Lowestoft man may have to be content with a place on the bench, along with one of last season’s stars, Chris Bacon, who was away for a month during pre-season.
That is down to the form of Shaun Avis and Dan Brown who have impressed Greygoose during pre-season.
“It took us about a month to get Danny in and from what I have seen in training, he looks like he has the bit between his teeth, ”Greygoose added.
“Potentially though, Danny and Chris Bacon could be substitutes on Saturday as Dan and Shaun have done well in pre-season.”
Elsewhere tomorrow, AFC Sudbury start their Bostik North campaign at home to Canvey Island.
Manager Jamie Godbold has had to rebuild his squad following relegation, with only a handful members of last season’s team left – Sam Clarke, Jack Newman, Tevan Allen, Alfie Carroll and Tyler French.