FA Cup: Barking manager Glen Golby coy about team selection for replay at Saffron Walden Town

PUBLISHED: 15:30 22 August 2017

Theo Ola of Barking in action against Saffron Walden Town (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Theo Ola of Barking in action against Saffron Walden Town (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues face a midweek trip to Bloods for spot in FA Cup first qualifying round

Barking joint-manager Glen Golby did not give much away about his team selection for Tuesday’s FA Cup preliminary round replay at Saffron Walden Town.

Following a goalless draw at Mayesbrook Park at the weekend, the Blues make the trip to the Bloods to see who will progress to the next round.

After Saturday’s game, Golby expressed his disappointment at the lack of chances created his Barking, despite enjoying much of the ball.

However, when asked whether he was considering changes for the replay, Golby was keen to play his cards close to his chest.

“I’ll be in discussion with Steve Willis and Jason Gardner about the squad we’ll play on Tuesday,” said Golby.

“We have a few players, back from holiday and other things, that could come into the side if needed.

“We might put out the same team as we did Saturday to give them a chance to redeem themselves, or we could change it up and give a chance to some of those who have been waiting.”

The midweek trip to Town adds to an already congested start to the season for the Blues, who will play their fourth game in 10 days on Tuesday.

And while Golby admits it would have been nice to have got the job done at the first attempt to leave a free midweek, he knows Barking have to get on with the task at hand.

“It would have been nice not to have a game, but we probably would have used it to schedule a friendly to give minutes to some of those who haven’t been playing,” headed.

“It wasn’t to be, so we just have to get on with it and hopefully win to earn the club some money.”

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