Tommy: Now it’s time to get serious

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Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington insists he wants to treat tomorrow’s (Saturday) final preseason friendly with Lewes at Priory Lane like a league game.

Borough continue to fine tune their preparations for their opening Vanarama South League campaign at newly-promoted Wealdstone.

Ryman Premier outfit Lewes, managed by former Borough boss Garry Wilson, are likely to provide a stern test against Widdrington’s men who drew 1-1 in their midweek friendly at Leatherhead (see page 96) on Wednesday night.

Widdrington said, “It will be like a league game on Saturday. It’s a final friendly before we start our league campaign and I want to see the intensity levels increase.

“I’m pleased with the players so far. The new players have bedded in and some of the academy lads are performing at a high level.”

Widdrington is hoping to bring in a couple of new faces before Wealdstone and may look to use the Lewes game to give them a run out.

A centre half and centre midfielder is thought to be high on the manager’s wanted list. Former Sutton midfielder Dean Sinclair could feature after impressing against Leatherhead.