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Managers Office: Wycombe Wanderers July 2018

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MANAGERS OFFICE: Wycombe Wanderers

By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)


“A tough test for us” marked the words of Lee Bradbury ahead of tomorrow’s game against Wycombe Wanderers, but the Hawks gaffer’s reasoning for facing Gareth Ainsworth’s side is to shape the Hawks closer to life in The National League with that trek up to Barrow being only a matter of weeks away.


“They’ve (Wycombe) have got promoted last year, got good quality in their ranks and they have good fitness levels as well. I know Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe manager) really well and as a player was really hard working and really fit which is just like his side.”


“It’s a game we’re really looking forward to. I said to the players that we have only 2 games left and going into games which will be tough for us. We’re going to be facing good quality teams and players who have a lot of experience.”


The Gaffer predicts the Hawks tomorrow will “have less of the ball”, citing that to be a test for his side and one they may have to come up against on occasions next season. “That’s why I’ve picked them as opposition because it’s a good team we’re going to be facing, they’re all League 1 players same as Wimbledon. It’s more realistic than some of the games that we’ve played and when we get the ball we have to look after it because we might not get too much of it.”


Martyn White: Ben Dudzinski starred in the AFC Totton goal on Tuesday Night.

Temporarily looking back at Tuesday Night’s encounter at the Testwood Stadium which the Hawks won courtesy of Dan Strugnell’s late strike, the gaffer told me how impressed he was with the Hawks player standing in the Totton goal and how Ben Dudzinski has been the cause of a huge headache. “It’s a real positive for him (Ben). We need to make sure that we have competition for places throughout the team and I think he showed me and the team that he is more than capable of playing and doing well.”


“He’s only 22 although people think he’s older because he’s a big lad. He’s still young especially for a goalkeeper and ultimately the 90 minutes for Totton will be a good thing.”


And Lee Bradbury is rallying for the fans to get down and see some stars on both sides pit their wits against each other. “It’s another League 1 team for us and with it being £10 and £5 to get in it’s great for a League 1 V National League game.


So get behind the lads, let’s start as we mean to go on!!”


As Lee Bradbury reiterated in his Pre-match interview it is £10 Adults and £5 Concessions tomorrow to see the Hawks take on Wycombe Wanderers at Westleigh Park with kick-off at 3pm. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

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