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MAGPIES: Simkin thankful for a quiet weekend
PHIL Simkin has admitted that not having a game this weekend has been a “blessing” for the Magpies.
The Dorchester Town boss is also thankful to have had a much quieter last seven days than expected.
With Tonbridge Angels inv-olved in the FA Cup today, Simkin’s men are without a fixture until the visit to Maidenhead United next Satur-day.
Several first-team squad players will be involved with the reserves, who go to Bemerton Heath today (3pm), and at New Milton on Tues-day, so this weekend gives them the chance to recharge their batteries.
“In a way, not having a game today comes as a blessing,” said Simkin. “It gives the likes of Danny Green (pictured) another week to get fit and hopefully he’ll be available for the next game.
“Some of the boys will play at New Milton, they’ll come in for training on Thursday, and then go again against Maidenhead.”
On the last week, which many feared would see a mass exodus from the club after cuts to the playing budget, he added: “It’s been a lot quieter than I thought it would be and that’s quite a relief.
“At the moment, no-one else has left and we are going to keep battling on.”
Meanwhile, Heritage Volkswagen is set to increase its advertising at the club, which has also seen a marked increase in membership of the Dorchester Lottery.
And the club’s Community Trust is offering its members the chance to put themselves forward for election to the trust board.
Anyone interested should contact trust chairman John Greenslade through email@example.com
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