Whites head to Slough in the search of three points.
Mitch Brundle takes his side on the road for the first time this campaign, looking to build on the 2-2 draw with Torquay United on the opening day last weekend. Roman Charles-Cook’s second half equaliser meant that both sides left Crabble with a point each on matchday one but the gaffer will be looking at improving on that. With many predicting that in the off season that the Whites will finish 24th in the division, Slough Town were predicted only one place higher.
Speaking to Kent Online Sport Brundle said ‘Everyone’s a different side this year. I’ve got to go and watch what they did on Saturday. That’s my work this week.’ Having dug in and secured a draw last time out, you would be forgiven in thinking that the manager might stick with the same eleven who battled so valiantly against Torquay but that might not be the case come 3pm Saturday afternoon.
‘Some games suit certain personnel better. I’ll pick it on what team I think is going to win – not who’s done well. I pick my team on what I think is best to win that game of football. I’ll continue to do so. If that means upsetting a couple of people because they’re not in the squad, of course I want them to be disappointed. But I always have said since day one when we started pre-season, if you’re going to sulk, sulk with me. Don’t sulk with the [other] players, just go around and make sure they’re on fire for the game. I pick a team, their team-mates don’t, so don’t sulk with them. If you’ve got a problem, then sulk with me. I’m big enough and ugly enough to deal with it – and I’ll always tell them honestly. I won’t beat around the bush. I’ll tell them the reasons why. Obviously I won’t do it at the game but, come Tuesday, I’ll speak to people individually.
They’ll be thinking ‘I want to play’ – everyone wants to play – and I get that. But the fact is there’s going to be a lot of changes throughout the season.’
Slough Town will be looking to get on the board themselves as they were beaten on the opening day in Kent by Maidstone United, going down to Reiss Greenidge strike midway through the second half, following a red card to Dan Bayliss, who will miss the game through suspension.
Dover will be in there home strip for the match and there will be no supporters coach running for this game.
We hope to see as many of you there as possible as we look to claim a valuable three points.
Head to Head:
Adult 18-64 – £13
Concessions 65+ – £8
Student 16-17, NUS – £3
There is no charge for parking in Unreserved bays at Arbour Park. Parking is not allocated and is managed on a first come, first served basis. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available on a first come, first served basis.
From the M25 (south): Exit at Junction 15 (signposted Reading/Slough) onto the M4. Exit the M4 at Junction 5 (signposted Colnbrook/Datchet/Langley). Head west on London Road (A4). Pass the Sainsbury’s Superstore on your right hand side and drive straight over the roundabout, continuing on London Road. Pass the Tesco Slough Extra store and then the turning to Slough Rail station on your right and at the next junction, turn right onto Stoke Road (B416). Continue along Stoke Road for 0.7 miles, going straight ahead at the crossroads with Shaggy Calf Lane and Elliman Avenue (following the signpost to Slough Cemetery & Crematorium, Wexham Park Hospital and Stoke Poges). The entrance to Arbour Park is a few hundred yards further on the right hand side.