Woodford ready to return to action

PUBLISHED: 13:30 22 October 2015

The rugby season is back underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The rugby season is back underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Head coach Murphy says break went well

Head coach Andy Murphy insists Woodford will be fully motivated for their return to London Two North East action when they visit Enfield Ignatians on Saturday.

All sides in the division were given last weekend off, giving them a two-week break between matches.

Murphy also revealed the gap allowed some player to return to full fitness, leaving the management team at The Highams with some difficult decisions to make.

“The break did us good. We have a full squad to pick from this weekend except for one player. It gives us some difficult decisions to make,” said Murphy.

“Training has been going well and there’s a few players who have forced their way into the thoughts regarding selection.

“We were able to work on a few moves too which was good. We know Enfield have had a mixed start but they’re scoring more points by the week so we won’t be taking them lightly.”

Woodford have started the new campaign brightly and are yet to lose in their first four games.

And Murphy insists the break in league action has not stalled their momentum.

“Key players were rested while those that needed match fitness were given minutes,” he added.

“The standard at training is exceptionally high. We’ve had almost 40 players recently and there is a good buzz around the club at the minute.

“We’ve reminded the players they have to keep the momentum going as it’s that which can help build a special season.”

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