I spoke to Frank Gray earlier this evening to get an update before tomorrow?s big game at Broadhall Way.
Although many Woking fans view this match as being anything but a ?run of the mill? game, Frank ? in keeping with the very measured outlook to which we are becoming accustomed ? was keen to emphasise instead that he and his players approach all games in the same determined way: ?Northwich and Farsley were big games for us, and this is another big game as well?, he said. He acknowledged that Stevenage, with their strong squad, would be a very tough proposition but said that he thought that we would pose problems for them too.
Frank confirmed that the terms of the loan arrangement with Stevenage meant that Paul Hakim would be unavailable for selection. He also said that he would be talking to Paul and Stevenage about the possibility of extending Paul?s loan, which expires after the York game next Saturday. There was welcome news re another striker, Liam Marum. Liam has been training fully for the past four or five days and is among the 17 or 18 players who are being considered for selection.
Tom Hutchinson, though, needs a few more days to complete his recovery from his toe injury. Frank hoped that Tom would be available for the York fixture. He stressed how pleased he had been with Matt Ruby?s performances in central defence in Tom?s absence.
Matt Gray and Adam Green were both on the bench against Farsley Celtic and would be available for selection again, although Matt is clearly short of match fitness.
Frank passed on the news that James Younghusband had left the Club. Frank explained that James?s family had returned to the Far East and James had gone with them.
I asked about Kevin James?s future, noting that he?d made a very favourable impression on many Woking fans. Frank agreed that Kevin had performed well for us and said that he had agreed another month?s contract with Kevin and hoped that he?d be able to extend it a bit further later on. More good news!