Manager Leigh Robinson again has to make selection changes for Taunton who make the journey to Cirencester Town for an Evo-Stik League game tomorrow (20 October), kick-off 3.00pm. Town will be missing several players including Owen Irish who serves the last game of his three match suspension, Rodney Marsh who is on holiday and Dave Hambly who is attending a wedding. Gary Saunders is also out with an injured toe whilst Lee Smyth is struggling with illness so could be another absentee.
To boost the ranks, the Town boss has signed striker Khaled Badavi from Willand Rovers. The pacy Iranian-born player was in his second season at Willand, having previously featured in the Peninsula League for Budleigh Salterton. Jake Mawford, brother of Craig, has also signed from Bridgwater Town and is named in the squad whilst ex-QPR, Yeovil Town and Clevedon Town defender Josh Ford who played several pre-season games for Town has finally signed after a spell out injured.
The Peacocks have also secured two players on a temporary basis. In a coup for the club, Blackburn Rovers reserve goalkeeper Matthew Urwin has joined on a month’s loan whilst highly-rated centre half Ben Head has also signed from Peninsula Premier Division side Bovey Tracey as short term cover.
Town lost 5-0 on their last visit to the Corinium Stadium in January 2010, the season Cirencester were promoted to the Premier Division but they were relegated at the end of last season. They have so far made a solid start to the campaign although three of their five home league games to date have ended in defeat. Robinson said:” We’re hugely understrength for tomorrow’s game but will go and give it a shot. Despite missing key players, we have people coming in wanting to prove a point and give me a selection problem for the FA Trophy game next weekend, so I expect to see plenty of effort from them.”