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May & Baker manager Wetherall full of confidence ahead of Lopes Tavares clash

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 November 2018

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall during May & Baker vs Swaffham Town, Buildbase FA Vase Football at Gale Street on 4th November 2018

May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall during May & Baker vs Swaffham Town, Buildbase FA Vase Football at Gale Street on 4th November 2018

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May & Baker manager Micky Wetherall says his side will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to Lopes Tavares.

Bakers travel to the Terence McMillan Stadium this evening (7.45pm) as they look to bounce back from their heavy 7-2 defeat to Braintree Town Reserves on Saturday.

“We go into the game full of confidence following the team we just played,” said Wetherall.

“No one in our league is 30 per cent of the side we just played. That’s no disrespect that’s just fact.

“We will go there looking to play positive, win the game and then we have another break with no game Saturday, so our games will keep mounting up.”

The Bakers boss did admit he is looking to bring in a few new faces to help strengthen his side ahead of their hectic fixture list.

“I am in talks with a couple of lads that I want to come in and strengthen our side,” he added.

“We will also have training on Saturday as we will need to put a shift in to stay fit, as the rush of games will no doubt come at us sooner rather than later.

“We will go about our business on and off the field and apply ourselves correctly to games and training. Then we’ll see where we are after Christmas and set our target.”

Wetherall also says his side must take the Braintree defeat on the chin as they fielded a host of first-team players.

“We have to take the defeat for what it is, their first team did not have a game and they fielded 10 players from their squad,” he said.

“Eight play National League football, some of them have played 14 games this season and others have played 30 games last season.

“Foday Nabay played centre midfield for them, he was bought for £225,000 and is on loan from Fulham under-23s.

“Jake Cass, who is a good friend of mine, and a fantastic player also played. These lads are on serious money and our lads pay to play.

“I’m proud of our lads and the work rate they put in. They’ve given there all and lost to the far superior side, our players enjoyed the challenge and it was a good battle for individuals playing against a professional standard team.”

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