An exciting tie in the Emirates FA Cup opens Oadby Town’s home campaign.
Derbyshire’s Shirebrook Town provide the testing opposition as manager Nick Brett looks to build on last Saturday’s United Counties League win over Boston Town.
Nick said, “Firstly I would like to welcome Shirebrook Town FC to Wigston Road today for the Emirates FA Cup tie, along with the officials for today’s game.”
“It’s been a busy week since we picked up our first UCL 3 points this season against Boston Town. I believe we throughly deserved the points for a well disciplined workman-like second half.”
Off the field, things haven’t stopped at the club with late refurbishment and ground works meaning Tuesday’s game against Northampton ON Chenecks being postponed.
Further to other club statements, the manager wished to add, “I would like to apologise to the players and supporters and also the away team for the cancellation of Tuesday nights game. We had looked forward to the first home game for about eight weeks since we started on this project.”
“As many may of heard about the new and exciting plans for this season and onwards, having to call the game off was always disappointing.”
On a positive note, now the ground is graded, we can look forward to the Cup game, Nick commenting, “Nevertheless it means that today is the first home game and what an occasions to share this day with the famous FA Cup.“
In terms of the numbers, morale and fitness, the squad is coming together nicely.
Bretty commended them, saying, “The players have worked hard over the last six weeks and have shown a real belief and togetherness as they have all been put together within that time.”
“it’s exciting times ahead for Oadby and I am sure that if the boys display what they did for 45 minutes against Boston, we should have the result we want this weekend.”
A number of players are unavailable for the game but Bretty is confident that the team on the pitch tomorrow will give their all to make Oadby Town supporters proud.