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Lewes FC Manager Steve King (continued)

Then there’s Welling, at home on Wednesday evening. That’s another tough game - we’ve got a tough start. They were in the running for the play-offs last season and will be there or thereabouts this time round. They’ll probably come here with a game plan not to get beaten. They have a good striker in Danny Kedwell, who scored 20-odd last season, and Matt Bodkin is a good winger. I’m hoping to win this game, though again we might have to settle for a draw. You have to earn the right to win matches, and you have to work hard at it.

We’ve got a few injuries and suspensions, so the defence and midfield more or less picks itself. Leon Legg is suspended, Anthony Storey is injured and Simon Wormull is touch and go. Paul Kennett misses the first three matches because he’s away on holiday, something I’m not pleased about. He’s had a good pre-season, so it’s not the best time to book a holiday. It’s something I’ll have to deal with. The only place I have a headache is up front because we have four good strikers. They’ve all scored pre-season: Siggy’s got four, Lee Farrell’s got four and Andy Booth’s got four. Jamie Cade, who’s coming back from injury, scored a cracker against QPR from a narrow angle. I can only pick two, and put the other two on the bench. We’ll be playing a 4-4-2 system, with two wingers. I played this system in my first year here, and I want to go back to it. It’s exciting for the fans, and I really want to bring a buzz back to the place. This is the best team I’ve put together here. It should be quite a season.” SK

King’s positive headache: Steve Booth is one of four
on-form strikers for the Rooks

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