CAN ASH’S RETURN SPARK LIFE BACK INTO SEAGULLS?

The return of Weston’s golden boy Bradley Ash could potentially be a signing that can kickstart the Seagulls back into life tonight when Hungerford make the journey to what could potentially be a wet and windy night at The Woodspring.

Ryan Northmore’s Seagulls have lost the last six games and haven’t won in the last seven, with the last defeat coming on Saturday at home to Concord Rangers, who picked up their first win of the season, 1-2.

Newly promoted Hungerford have recently come up from the Southern League and have started with a bang, with 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses from the first 10 games. The Crusaders have also signed former Reading left-back and capped England player Nicky Shorey to shore up their defense for the rest of the season.

To date, Weston and Hungerford haven’t yet met in any competition, meaning that tonight’s fixture will be the first time either team get the opportunity to test one another.

Head coach Ryan Northmore commented on Saturday’s result,  “The result was a big disappointment on Saturday, we need to come out fighting. I’m not going to blame the injuries or feel sorry for ourselves that we didn’t convert more of the many chances we created to cover our mistakes in the first half.

Northmore on recent team performances, “Of course, we need to defend better as a team and we need to be more ruthless in front of goal. But we are talking about three or four situations over 90 plus minutes where we let ourselves down and have been punished severely. Things aren’t quite falling for us at the moment but if we stay stubborn and work a bit harder our luck will change. We will use the disappointment to fire us up even more come Tuesday night.”

Available Squad: Ash, Burton, Dowling, Fortune, Grubb, Ingram, Kington, Mawford, McClennan, McCoulsky, Meechan, Pope, Powell, Purnell, Richards, Williams.

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