MAGPIES: Walkers will miss friendly fixtures

UNAVAILABLE: Captain Nathan Walker

UNAVAILABLE: Captain Nathan Walker

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

THE Magpies will be without captain Nathan Walker and his brother Steve for tomorrow’s trip to AFC Totton (3pm) and next Monday’s home clash against Yeovil Town.

Dorchester’s skipper and his younger sibling are unavailable for their side’s last two pre-season friendlies as the former is getting married.

However, new defender Ryan Woodford returns to the squad for tomorrow’s encounter.

The match at Totton had been in doubt because of some problems the Hampshire club were having with their pitch’s watering system.

But the issues that forced a previous friendly to be cancelled have now been sorted out.

“Totton will give us a good game,” said Simkin. “We’ll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength.”

When asked if there are likely to be any more permanent signings before the start of the season, he added: “That’s going to be it for a while I would have thought.

“With the money that has been available I’m happy with the signings we’ve made.”

Simkin confirmed that youngster Dan Munday has turned down the offer of a contract.

The Magpies’ boss understands Munday has been training with Poole Town, but said that the door was still open at the Avenue if he wanted to return.

Elsewhere, Bridport host Wincanton Town (3pm) and Portland United entertain Chickerell United (2pm).

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8:36am Fri 1 Aug 14

Mango man says...

We'll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength, WTF, did Simpkins actually say that??

It's like saying "we matched Bournemouth in every department and narrowly lost out by 11 goals"
We'll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength, WTF, did Simpkins actually say that?? It's like saying "we matched Bournemouth in every department and narrowly lost out by 11 goals" Mango man
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9:39am Fri 1 Aug 14

ScruppyMan says...

Mango man wrote:
We'll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength, WTF, did Simpkins actually say that??

It's like saying "we matched Bournemouth in every department and narrowly lost out by 11 goals"
pmsl

bigfoot in mouth time again Simpkins #useless

obviously does not now rate the walkers

did you not say a couple of months ago that Nathan was the bet centre half in the league? #confused

start of campaign to get rid of them?
[quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: We'll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength, WTF, did Simpkins actually say that?? It's like saying "we matched Bournemouth in every department and narrowly lost out by 11 goals"[/p][/quote]pmsl bigfoot in mouth time again Simpkins #useless obviously does not now rate the walkers did you not say a couple of months ago that Nathan was the bet centre half in the league? #confused start of campaign to get rid of them? ScruppyMan
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11:24am Fri 1 Aug 14

proud maggot says...

ScruppyMan wrote:
Mango man wrote:
We'll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength, WTF, did Simpkins actually say that??

It's like saying "we matched Bournemouth in every department and narrowly lost out by 11 goals"
pmsl

bigfoot in mouth time again Simpkins #useless

obviously does not now rate the walkers

did you not say a couple of months ago that Nathan was the bet centre half in the league? #confused

start of campaign to get rid of them?
Brilliant. The clue is in the article.

"as the former is getting married"
[quote][p][bold]ScruppyMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: We'll be without a few players but pretty much at full strength, WTF, did Simpkins actually say that?? It's like saying "we matched Bournemouth in every department and narrowly lost out by 11 goals"[/p][/quote]pmsl bigfoot in mouth time again Simpkins #useless obviously does not now rate the walkers did you not say a couple of months ago that Nathan was the bet centre half in the league? #confused start of campaign to get rid of them?[/p][/quote]Brilliant. The clue is in the article. "as the former is getting married" proud maggot
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