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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

There's Still a Big Gap Before Wembley

In his post match interview last night, Hereford FC manager Peter Beadle suggested that his squad might need a game before Wembley given it's eleven days away.

"There's still a big gap to go so we will try and do something in between," said Beadle.

"The game has given a few a run out and it's blown some cobwebs away as we had a week off.

"Some of the lads didn't play in the Westfields game so they've had a game tonight, Dylan, Ross, Joe.

"There's a huge gap, probably too big a gap but we've got to get on with it. We're not going to say we're not coming just because of the gap.

"I said before the game we've always gone along one game at a time and I know there's a lot going on because Wembley is creeping ever closer so I've just tried to keep them focused on tonight. 

"But now we've got this one we can throughly focus and enjoy the build up. Like I said to the players this is a huge day out for all of them and a huge achievement for all of them and it has to be enjoyed.

"So we need to make sure we enjoy the build up and enjoy all the stuff that goes with it and enjoy the day, the day is the most important thing."

Mike Symons With Physio Jonny Evans
Mike Symons was spotted limping after the game.

"One or two got a knock, Mike had cramp so he's had a fine because none of our players should have cramp so he'll take a team fine for that!

"There's one or two that have a few bumps and bruises but again credit to them because they could have gone out there tonight and not put themselves on the line but they know with me that doesn't wash. At the end of the day whatever game we play once you put that shirt on you've got to play for the team and they all did that exceptionally well tonight."

Beadle looked forward to Wembley.

"We've got a couple of sessions before we travel down, then we've got a session the day before the game. So we've got a few sessions to keep them ticking over and keep them bobbling.

"In between then we might try to fix a small game in, half an hour or fourty just to blow some cobwebs out and play at a proper tempo. But to be fair again to the players they've trained at an awesome tempo all season because that's what we've demanded.

"We've just got to make sure we're ready now and the most important thing is that we enjoy the day because they don't come around very often.

"We've got a lot of young boys in that changing room who could, quite easily, get overawed by it all. I don't think they will but it's really important they don't forget it and enjoy it as best they can because they don't happen very often.

"Come game time we'll be ready as always."