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Lee Bradbury Pre Aldershot Town

By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Havant and Waterlooville face a date with the television cameras tonight as Lee Bradbury’s side welcome Gary Waddock’s Aldershot Town to Westleigh Park tonight. The Hawks are point and one place below both Aldershot and the relegation zone in the league table at this very early stage of the season but the gaffer Lee Bradbury is “excited” by the challenge that tonight’s game will bring.


“I think it’s exciting at this stage to have a televised game against our local rivals and a Hampshire Derby with Aldershot is exciting.


We just need to continue the performances that we’ve had and just tweak a little bit in both boxes because we’ve been playing reasonably well without getting the results I feel that we deserve.”


As much as the usual butterflies that the occasion will bring, the players won’t be focusing too much on their makeup and hair with the cameras rolling in, with the focus being just another 3 points. “There is a little bit of excitement” said the Gaffer. “It’s always nice to be on TV for the players, supporters and everyone at the club. We’ve come a long way in the last couple of years and these are the sorts of days that highlight that.


I just want the players to go out there and do themselves justice against a team that were in the play-offs last year, who I think will be there or thereabouts this year. They’ve not had the best of starts for them, they’ll be disappointed with where they are at the moment in time much like we are and it will be a case of both teams trying to get that win and start looking to climb the table.”


And following the late disappointment against Hartlepool on Saturday, a night under the lights in front of the cameras could well be the morale boost that Lee Bradbury’s side may need. “I think it could give us a little boost. Things haven’t quite gone our way but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we’ve got to keep going and grinding out performances and sooner rather than later I’m convinced that the results will turn for us and that will give us the confidence to push up the league.”


A big crowd is expected at Westleigh Park tonight and the gaffer couldn’t understate the role that the fans have on tonight’s proceedings. “It should be good. Get right behind us. They’ve been excellent so far this season, their support makes a massive difference to the players when they can hear them singing and getting behind the lads, even when we were losing against Bromley they supported us all the way through and it does make a massive difference. Get yourself down here (Westleigh Park) and get behind the Hawks.”


Havant and Waterlooville face Aldershot Town in The National League at Westleigh Park tonight, live on BT Sport, kick off 19:45. Lee Bradbury’s men will be looking for our first home win of the season in front of a huge crowd both on the terraces and on the box. Tickets for this special occasion is £16 Adults, £12 Concessions, £6 for Portsmouth Season Ticket Holders and for Under 16’s just £2. Fans are reminded that segregation in place with the Away entry points clearly marked out. Hope to see you all at Westleigh Park later!

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