Sol’s away-day challenge with Jersey Bulls

SOL SOLOMON is determined to continue impressing for Jersey Bulls while keeping an eye on potential professional deals.

National League trialist Sol Solomon returns for Jersey Bulls to face British Airways FC Picture: ROB CURRIE
National League trialist Sol Solomon returns for Jersey Bulls to face British Airways FC Picture: ROB CURRIE

The teenage winger has returned to Gary Freeman’s squad for the trip to face Combined Counties Division I rivals British Airways FC on Friday night, after missing Bulls’ opener last Saturday due to a week-long trial with National League side Dover Athletic.

Solomon, the scorer of 14 goals in 19 CCL league and cup appearances last season, has no concerns over the Island club’s ability to repeat their promotion-winning efforts during a Covid-19-hit start to 2020/21 – and he believes consecutive away dates could actually be of benefit to the players’ long-term goals.

Bulls are set to play all of their upcoming league and cup matches away from home, until at least November, as Government of Jersey rules currently prohibit sporting events which set out to attract UK visitors.

‘With no home support it is a bit of a downer,’ said Solomon, who appeared for St Peter FC in pre-season. ‘But I feel that going away every week, we’ll still be okay. We’ll still play the best we can and having the challenge of playing away every week might be a good thing for us.

‘We want to emulate what we did last season ... obviously it will be different but we’ve definitely got what it takes to do that. And being away in England, there are a lot more chances for us because more people [scouts] can come and watch the games.’

Discussing the commitment required for an indefinite period of away games, Solomon said: ‘I feel like we have to be ready for it. There’s no other option. We know what we’re getting into when we go for selection and I think all of the boys are prepared and positive.’

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