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Frew Fish-ing for right mix

PUBLISHED: 15:04 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:04 09 July 2013

Barkingside manager Matt Frew with the Essex Senior League Cup and league runners-up shield (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barkingside manager Matt Frew with the Essex Senior League Cup and league runners-up shield (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Barkingside boss ready for pre-season

Barkingside manager Matt Frew is aiming to find the right mix of players in tonight’s clash against Fisher.

After winning promotion to the Ryman Division One North last season Frew is hoping to add further to his talented squad as they look to make the step up to the higher level.

The Side boss has already brought in trialists for the beginning of pre-season and confirmed they will play a part in the upcoming clash against Fisher.

“The game is really just looking at trialists and new players and seeing how they mix with the old players,” said Frew.

The first team were joined by trialists and the club’s under-17s at their first training session on Saturday, with a total of 34 players at Frew’s disposal.

But the manager is not concerned with the result at Collier Row next week, more how the squad of 34 blend together.

“The important thing is not the result; it is what you get out of the game in terms of how the players perform mixing with one another,” added Frew, who has seen some of the club’s other scheduled pre-season friendlies postponed.

“We’ve had a few cancellations recently, but the Fisher game is definitely going ahead,” added Frew, who has been working his side hard since their return.

And the manager revealed he has been impressed by his returning and new players as they head into match mode against their south London rivals.

He said: “Matches are important because you can only do so much by running out on fields and getting the fitness levels back up.

“Saying that I have been really pleased with the lads’ fitness levels.”


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