Ilford manager Allan Fenn confident ahead of Stansted match

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 September 2017

Ilford manager Allan Fenn urges on his side (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ilford manager Allan Fenn urges on his side (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford manager Allan Fenn is confident ahead of their tough test against Stansted this weekend.

The Foxes host Stansted and will be hoping their bright start to the season at Cricklefield Stadium on Saturday.

“I know a lot about their players and know it will be a tough test,” Fenn said.

“I know Paul (Pittuck) their manager, he was at Hannakins Farm last year, which we had a good relationship with and sent seven or eight players on loan to.

“They have had a bit of an inconsistent start to the season, but they have had some good results as well.”

The boss believes if they get a result against FC Romania then he is confident of getting another three points against Stansted.

“If we get a good result on Wednesday I’m sure we can get a result on Saturday.”

Ilford will be boosted by the return of a handful of key players including their club captain Stefan Szajewski and top goalscorer James Peagram for this weekend’s match.

“James Peagram and Luke McGleady will be back for us,” Fenn admitted.

“Stef our captain is back from his suspension.

“Chris Clark played on Saturday and is back from his injury, so we’re looking really strong, especially with our new signings as well.”

Fenn and his assistant Billy Cove have been busy in the last few weeks building their squad by making a few more additions.

Tow of the new signings Aaron Wickhams and Glody Nsamu both scoring on their debuts in the Foxes 3-1 win against Sawbridgeworth Town on Saturday.

“Aaron Wickhams played really well,” he said.

“He put in a great shift and was rewarded with a goal.

“Glody is like our Patrick Vieira, he was box to box and brilliant for us the whole game.”

They’ve continued to bring in reinforcements as the club also signed former player Issac Nkosi from Fleet Town this week.

“Issac Nkosi is a wonderful signing for us as he’s a very good midfielder.

“We’re happy to have him returning to the club.”

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