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COACHES’ CORNER: Bren Kelly previews the Bank Holiday Fixtures

In the latest edition of Coaches’ Corner, manager Bren Kelly previews both our FA Cup fixture vs Alvechurch and our Bank Holiday Monday league encounter at Sutton Coldfield Town.

“This weekend, we face a double header of fixtures against step three side Alvechurch in the FA Cup and former step three side Sutton Coldfield Town in the league on Bank Holiday Monday.

“Following Tuesday night’s powerful performance, the lads will have lots of confidence going into these games. Tuesday was excellent but it’s gone now; the three points have been collected and so we must concentrate on the next game and prepare as best we can for Alvechurch.

“In regards to availability, I still cannot call upon Danny Jackman, Tom Rankin or Tom Taylor. Also unavailable is Jack Wilson; otherwise I have plenty of options to choose from for Saturday’s game.

“Alvechurch have enjoyed a few recent years of success are are certainly the favourites, they are a club on the rise on and off the pitch.

“As a squad, we need to be physically and mentally in the best possible status if we are to get anything from the game; the ability in our side in regards to quality cannot be questioned, so if we match the ability with the correct mindset we will definitely cause them problems.

“On a personal note, it’ll be strange for me to travel to Lye Meadow looking to come away with a victory due to them being one of my former clubs. I have very fond memories from my time there and won trophies too.

“However for the duration of this cup tie, I will leave no stone unturned in order to try come away with a victory for Bromsgrove Sporting.

“I feel our 12th man, the Sporting faithful, will play a huge part as we will comfortably outnumber the home fans, so please come and support the squad.

If you don’t have a ticket, you can pay on the gate for what should be a real good encounter between two very good sides.

“Looking to Monday; again a strange feeling for me going to Sutton to try and collect 3 points. Another former club of mine and another club I cannot speak highly enough of during my time there.

“They may have been relegated last term but any team with Neil Tooth at the helm will provide a stern test for anybody. They will be looking to put right the start they have had and we will be looking to build on our six points from six.

“I’m sure it will provide me with an option to utilise the squad if need be, as it will be our third game in a week.

“All in all, a very tough bank holiday weekend for us, but my management team and squad are aware of the levels I am asking them to reach, so we will be giving our all to come out of the weekend with positive results.”

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