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Fortnight break comes at the wrong time, says Malvern Town boss

Malvern Editorial 19th Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MALVERN Town boss Les Jones said it is a shame his squad must go two weeks without a first team game following Saturday’s league win over Willenhall Town.

Town claimed their seventh win in eight games in all competitions at the weekend with a 2-1 victory but face a two week break before their home game against Wolverhampton Sporting Community on Saturday, January 30.

But Jones told the Observer the fortnight’s break has come at the wrong time for his in-form side who have won eight of their last ten matches.

“When you’re in this kind of form you want to be playing all the time,” he said.

“It is a shame that we have to have two weeks off but we will be having two or three training sessions to keep the lads fit, while some of our squad could get some action in our up-and-coming under-21s fixture.”

Malvern this season have won 11, lost 11 and drawn one in the West Midlands Regional League Premier Division but Les says inconsistency is not the reason behind their league form.

“We had a lot of injuries at the start of the season meaning we could not get the same team on the pitch week in, week out,” he said.

“It is a case of we had a really bad start to the season but we are now getting the results as we have a steady squad.

“I am pleased the lads have come through the bad patch that we had.”

With Jones hoping that his side can qualify for the FA Cup with a top five finish, he believes a decision over last weekend’s abandonment at Pegasus Juniors could be crucial.

“You want to win every game as it goes towards that target but we are still awaiting for a decision over whether or not we will get the three points from last weekend,” he said.

West Midlands Regional League chief executive Neil Juggins has confirmed the outcome of last weekend’s abandoment will be decided at the league’s next management committee meeting on Monday, February 8.

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