HAILE TAKES CHARGE ON TRIP TO LEAGUE LEADERS

The Seagulls start life without Ryan Northmore at the helm with a trip to league leaders Maidenhead on Saturday, with Football Development Director Jon Haile taking temporary charge.

The Seagulls have lost their last eight consecutive games, with the most recent coming on Saturday away to North Leigh, which ultimately saw Ryan Northmore lose his position as head coach.

Maidenhead are currently sitting pretty at the top of the table, having got 26 points out of a possible 33 from the first 11 games of the season. Dave Tarpey will be the Maidenhead player to watch out for, with the striker having already netted 13 goals in the league this term.

Since January 2008, Weston and Maidenhead have faced off in the league 18 times, with Weston winning 6, drawing 6 and losing 6, with the last win coming in the last meeting back in April where a Scott Wilson penalty and a Dayle Grubb finish ensured Weston’s survival.

When asked about Saturday’s game, caretaker manager Jon Hale commented “The players are in high spirits and trained well on Tuesday, with a high tempo and competitiveness to the session. With Maidenhead flying high at the top of the league, we have no pressure on us and are going there to enjoy the game and attempt to come back with 3 points”

Available squad: Ash, Barnes, Burton, Dowling, Fortune, Grubb, Ingram, Kington, McClennan, McCoulsky, Meechan, Mullings, Pope, Powell, Purnell, Richards, Williams, Withey, Wring.

Injured: Cane (Groin Strain), Simpson (Thigh Muscle Problem)

Unavailable: Mawford (Away coaching with Millfield)

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