Freeman excited for Farnham challenge

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JERSEY BULLS manager Gary Freeman hopes to rely on ‘fresh legs’ to see off the challenge of a resurgent Farnham Town this weekend – and could call upon former Guernsey Muratti cap Frank Tobin from the start.

The Bulls sit seven places and 15 points clear of the Surrey outfit following a 5-2 victory at Molesey on Tuesday night. However, Saturday’s scheduled visitors to Springfield have recruited well in recent weeks and now allegedly possess players capable of holding their own two divisions above Combined Counties Premier South.

Nevertheless, Freeman has set his side the target of bagging six points in five days this week and hinted at a full home debut for recent acquisition Tobin, who has made two appearances off the bench since his move from Guernsey FC.

‘Frank is a very capable player and he’s had a good week with us,’ said Freeman. ‘He can play in a number of positions but it’s been nice to just ease him into these past couple of games.

‘We’ll have a look at things at training in the week, though we expect pretty much everyone to be available. We’ll make sure everything is assessed before we pick the 16.’

Farnham are now under the guidance of manager Tony Reid – the former Westfield boss who won the Combined Counties three years ago with a star-studded side. Many of those players have joined him for his latest challenge.

‘I’m looking forward to it,’ Freeman added. ‘I see Farnham have changed their manager and got a few players in from a step above, or even Step Three [seventh tier], according to some managers I’ve spoken to. They’re going quite well having scored ten in their last couple.

‘I still think there’ll be points lost by teams between now and the end of the season, especially at places like this [Molesey]. You can’t just turn up and win; you must work for it and we’ve had to do that. But for us the aim was six points from these two games. We’ll have fresh legs on Saturday and we’ll see where that takes us.’

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