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Essex Senior League: Tower Hamlets boss Ade Abayomi excited about Southend Manor and Redbridge battles

PUBLISHED: 15:30 16 November 2017

Tower Hamlets joint-manager Ade Abayomi looks on from the touchline (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Tower Hamlets joint-manager Ade Abayomi looks on from the touchline (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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The Mile End Stadium club are looking to put together a strong run of form after winning at Enfield on Monday

Tower Hamlets manager Ade Abayomi is backing his squad to cope with the demands of playing two Essex Senior League games in the space of three days again.

A trip to 10th-placed Southend Manor awaits the Mile End Stadium club on Saturday before they host current leaders Redbridge.

Abayomi and Ajay Ashanike’s men are used to playing twice in such close proximity, but they’ll be without James Pelling, Jerome Anthony, Antonio Monteiro and Luke With due to suspension.

“We’ll try and get a good result at Southend,” said Hamlets joint-manager. “I know they seem to be playing well and they’ve had one or two good results recently, so we won’t be underestimating them.

“I know we will have to go there with the same attitude we had on Monday night at Enfield (3-1 win).

“But if we do that then we know we have a good chance of getting something out of the game.

“We will never underestimate anyone in this division because it is all about the day, but hopefully the win at Enfield gives us a boost.”

After visiting Southend, Hamlets will entertain the Motormen, who moved top with a win against Clapton on Tuesday.

Redbridge won 2-1 at Oakside on the opening day of the season against Abayomi and Ashanike’s team and the Mile End Stadium outfit have been looking forward to the rematch ever since.

Abayomi added: “We have the squad to cope with two games in three days, but that’s a big game on Monday.

“We played Redbridge on the first day of the season and only just lost and the way they shouted and celebrated after means our boys have been waiting for this one to come around again.

“Hopefully the suspensions won’t affect us too much, but I’m really looking forward to that game.”

With Hamlets missing four key first-teamers, they may have to use some of the young members of their squad.

After giving them opportunities in recent defeats at Sawbridgeworth Town (6-0) and Great Wakering Rovers (3-2), Abayomi has no hesitation in using them at Southend and Redbridge.

He added: “To be fair we’ve played a lot of young boys in between the league games to give them a chance at this level.

“If you look at our results from that point of view, they are okay because our first-team players have not always been on the pitch.

“We do have a big squad though and we have to keep using it. When we feel it is the time to use the young ones, we will do. We won’t regret that.”


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