Redfern expects Woodford to be tested by Norwich

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 October 2018

Woodford in action in London Two North East last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Woodford in action in London Two North East last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Highams club back in action after having last weekend off

Tom Redfern is fully aware Woodford will be in for a stern test when they welcome Norwich in London Two North East on Saturday.

The Highams club head into the weekend sitting pretty at the top of the standings, while Norwich are seventh.

However, the Norfolk club finished third last term and Redfern says that shows they have the quality to test Woodford on Saturday.

“Norwich can be a tough team on their day, but the fact they have a bit of a journey to get to us means we’re a little unsure as to what they’ll bring,” he said.

“We’re excited for the challenge and know Norwich are a good team after being up near the top last season.

“We can only control what we can control, but we will be look to make things as difficult as possible for Norwich.”

Woodford face Norwich having not played for two weeks, with the league having taken a break last weekend.

The Highams club had collected bonus-point victories in each of their five league games before the break, but Redfern has no worries that the gap in the fixture list will have dented any momentum.

“There are no concerns over losing momentum because we’ve kept the intensity up in training and there is competition for places, which challenges the players,” he added.

“There is a pressure to perform, both in training and in matches, if players want to keep hold of their place in the matchday squads.”

The break, however, did allow Woodford a chance to look back on their fine start to the term.

But Redfern revealed the Highams club have been able to do just that throughout the season.

“Reflection is important and has been ongoing for us throughout the season, but the break has allowed us to look at some things a bit more in-depth,” he said.

“The boys have enjoyed reflecting on our good start, but we have to refocus for Saturday.”

Woodford will hope to make it six wins from six this Saturday as they look to continue their fantastic start to the season by getting the better of Norwich in their league encounter.

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