Published: Thursday, October 27th 2016
Looking Ahead: Bognor Regis Town
Written by Neil Baker
Slough add striker Elijah Adebayo on a short-term basis ahead of Saturday's FA Trophy tie.
We are now able to take a back seat from the league for a week or so, and can focus on the FA Trophy game against Bognor.
For me this was a really exciting draw when it was made in July and one we have been really looking forward to.
Bognor are a club who are known to play the right way. They are also managed by two excellent joint managers, have a great following, and therefore if the weather is good I would hope that we could get anywhere from 700-1,000 through the gates.
In terms of team news we will be without Simon Dunn who is at his sister’s wedding, Paul Stonehouse needs another week to recover from his hamstring injury, Gurkan Gokmen is probably 10 days away from training, Lee Barney is around a week from training and Mark Nisbet starts his three match ban.
We hope that Gavin James will be fit enough to take a place on the bench, and Lewis Putman will also be fit for the squad, however with his hamstring and groin problems, and the sheer amount of games we have coming up we will have to manage the minutes he plays. Finally Brad Hewitt is welcomed back to the squad fully following his three-week holiday.
In terms of strikers, we have managed to sign 18 year old striker Elijah Adebayo from Championship club Fulham on a month’s loan. Elijah is a 6 foot 3 centre forward who has pace and an eye for goal, and he has been playing for Fulham’s under 23 team this season.
Elijah has been highly recommended to us, and we are grateful to Fulham who have been extremely helpful in getting him to us. We would like to welcome him to the club, and subject to FA clearance he will go straight into the squad for Saturday.
The squad will be from the following:
Mark Scott, Jamie Jackson, Sean Fraser, Nathan Smart, Josh Jackman, Guy Hollis, Brad Hewitt, Dan Hicks, Warren Harris, James Dobson, Lewis Putman, Adrian Sear, Nathan Webb, Lee Togwell, Elijah Adebayo, Charlie Moone and Gavin James.