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Lee Bradbury on Josh Huggins & Poole Town

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Havant and Waterlooville head to Poole Town tomorrow afternoon in the Vanarama National League South at Tatnum and ahead of it I spoke to Lee Bradbury about the game and firstly the recent signing of Josh Huggins.

I asked the gaffer the reasons behind Huggins' signing to which he replied "I love his attitude, he's a winner and can play 4/5 positions meaning he's adaptable and reliable on the pitch. He wanted to be in and around the club after leaving Farnborough so it was a no brainer for me."

And it is that variety towards this stage of the season which could be key. "To be able to play 4/5 positions is a great thing for me to have at this stage in the season. If we pick up injuries then we have someone that can get in that position."

But what about tomorrow's tussle at Tatnam where Poole Town are fighting to stay in the National League South. "They're on a good little run at the moment, unbeaten in their last 3 so got some good momentum at the right time and they've brought in a couple good players on loan from Bristol Rovers and they've been more competitive recently."

"It's going to be a tough game for us. They showed to us here how good a team they are. Everyone's fighting for something this season so we're not expecting an easy game and no-one can rest on their laurals at this stage of the season."

It's a compact ground at Tatnum however the pitch is one in which the gaffer relishes playing on. "It's a very big pitch so we have to use that space and utilise it. We've got to be bright and energetic like we have been and to be fair the players have been chomping at the bit, we gave them the Tuesday off as we felt that after 2 games on a heavy pitch here at home but they came here and trained well on Thursday so we are in a good mindset at this moment in time and fingers crossed we can go there and get three points and start to push on now, we've got some really big games coming up and they will only get bigger and bigger between now and the end of the season."

Hawks head to Poole Town looking to keep up their impressive away record in the League against a Poole side who will be fighting to stay alive in the sixth tier.

Henry Deacon

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