MATCH PREVIEW: Ramsgate FC v Burgess Hill Town

MATCH PREVIEW: Ramsgate FC v Burgess Hill Town

17/01/2020

Ramsgate Football Club take on Burgess Hill Town for more Isthmian League action on Saturday afternoon at The Southwood Stadium, 3:00pm kick-off.

Matt Longhurst’s side will look to pick up the clubs first win in eleven but they face no easy task as they face an in-form Burgess Hill. 

The Rams sit in 19th place in the league table - ten points off 17th place Burgess Hill. That gap can be narrowed to seven points with a victory on Saturday. However, the visitors do have a game in hand. 

TEAM NEWS: 

Ramsgate have been boosted by the return of full-back Tom Coyne and he will be in tomorrow’s squad barring no last minute issues.

Rob Saunders is almost certainly ruled out against Burgess Hill with a tight hamstring injury suffered against Hastings United last week.

Tom Chapman remains out with a wrist injury picked up four months ago, but he is nearing a return. 

Jude Arthurs serves the final game of his three match ban against Burgess Hill and will be available for selection thereafter. 

MANAGER’S VIEW:

“Another tough game awaits us tomorrow against Burgess Hill. They’re a team in and around us in the league table, so it’s an important game at home.” 

“Having had a couple weeks in the job I am beginning to see some good progress on the training ground - the ideas are coming through.”

“We’ve used a couple of systems, which again, the boys are slowly getting a much better understanding of now.”

“Burgess Hill had a great result on the weekend against Herne Bay, beating them 1-0 away from home. They will come to Southwood full of confidence.”

“Jay [Lovett] has clearly done a decent job there since his appointment and has turned it around. He’s had a few months in the job now and he’s been able to stamp his authority on the group and play the way he wants to play.”

“Our own performances have been very encouraging for me in the last couple of weeks. The work ethic has been great and the attitude of the squad in training is exceptional. All the while that remains we’ll have a good chance of implementing exactly what we want.”

“It has been a good week and we’re really looking forward to the game tomorrow.”