9:00 a.m. on December 26, 2021
Clevedon Town “deserves all the credit” for what they have accomplished during a “difficult time” with injuries and availability, according to manager Alex White.
The Seasiders end 2021 against Street at Everyone Active Stadium this Monday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. public holiday, the only game between today and Jan. 8, when they host Mousehole.
White has been in charge of Town since October after being appointed, with Ryan King as an assistant, as successor to former boss Micky Bell following his departure to become a professional development coach at Bristol City in October.
Despite being only 27, Town’s youngest coach had nine points in his first six games at the helm of the Toolstation Western League and in the fourth round of FA Vase for the second year in a row.
“We’ve had a great race since Ryan (King) and I took over and the players deserve all the credit for what they did, especially during a tough time where we were a bit light due to injuries and downtime, which is always a problem for teams at our level, ”he said.
“Although we would have preferred to play last Saturday, the break helped us. Goalkeeper Luca Smith returned to training last week after recovering from his leg injury and Mitch Osmond and Archie Ferris exited as a precaution in Brixham after feeling pinches, but the two should now be in good shape for Street.
“Then, after two months away with an ankle injury, Alex Twiggs should be in good shape to return to training this week.
Cam Salmon briefly returned to Bristol City, which unfortunately for him won’t offer him a contract, but he has asked to return to the Seasiders, which is a great reflection on the club and the way we treat the players. on and off the pitch.
“Given the current number of Covid cases, we are back in the game one game at a time and hope we can continue. “
So, following the latest precautionary advice from the Football Association published last week, the club made the decision to reintroduce the previous Covid measures which worked so well last season and is eager to welcome all supporters to the street game. .