One game at a time for Town and Sonny

Eastbourne Town v Maidstone at The Saffrons. Nov 5th 2011
Eastbourne Town v Maidstone at The Saffrons. Nov 5th 2011

Eastbourne Town boss Danny Bloor admits he is taking it one game at a time with Eastbourne Borough loanee Sonny Cobbs.

Former Brighton and Hove Albion man Cobbs has made three appearances for Town, scoring twice, and has impressed the management team at the Saffrons with his allround displays.

“Sonny is a great player,” said Bloor. “At this point we are delighted to have him in the side and he is pleased to be playing regular football.

“But how long is a piece of string? We don’t know how long we will keep him for and we will take it one game at a time.”

Bloor will hope Cobbs is in the starting line-up as he returns to his former stomping ground Burgess Hill. The Hillians are not having the best of seasons but Bloor knows his ex-employers will provide stern opposition.

“I used to manage them and a few of our players played there so it gives it something extra.”

Town are still battling an injury crisis. Luke Denton (groin), Matt Geard (knee) and Danny Curd (knee) are all likely to miss the match, while Steve May and Jordan Lang are suspended. Last week skipper and defender Nick Fogden used his physical qualities as an attacker but Bloor admits they missed his experience in defence.

Stacey Freeman could return to the starting line-up having completed a week long trial at Port Vale.

Bloor added, “The injury situation is terribly frustrating. If we could put out the same side we did in pre-season we would be doing better.

“But we are holding our own. We are doing OK and we will go to Burgess Hill with what we have and give it a good go.”

LEFT: NICE ONE SON: Sonny Cobbs celebrates his strike against Maidstone at the Saffrons last Saturday.