Rebels’ selection headache is a nice one to have

Keiran Collins
Keiran Collins

WORTHING Football Club joint manager Kieran Collins faces a tough selection headache for his side’s trip to Faversham on Saturday.

With Rebels putting in a superb display to fight back from two goals down to beat Merstham 4-2 on Saturday, Collins now has three of his players, who missed that match, back available.

Last week’s absentees Charlie Cooke and Luke Gedling are both available, while Scott Kirkwood returns from a two-match suspension.

Collins said: “I had 16 available last weekend and with three more back that takes it up to 19 – it’s a headache, but a nice one to have.

“It’s a nice little conundrum and I’ll always go home happy when I have a headache of deciding what players to pick.”

Goalkeeper Jack Simpson has left the club in search of regular games, leaving JJ Banasco-Zaragoza and Josh James battling to claim the number one spot between the sticks.

Rebels have been told the play-offs are still within their grasp – they currently sit four points and five places off the top five in Ryman League Division 1 South, although have played more than the teams around them.

Collins added: “Consistency has been the problem this year, we have not been consistent enough and they (Merstham) were an in-form side, so it was a tough match.

“We’ve got to go to Faversham now and if we can get something there, we’ll see where it takes us. We just have to keep winning.”