Borough can win with kids - academy lads to get their chance

Ryan Worrell
Ryan Worrell

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington will give some youth players the chance to impress over the coming weeks.

Widdrington released senior players Dean Sinclair, 30 and Marvin Hamilton, 26 last week and is hoping to tap into the pool of talent in the club’s academy.

Ryan Worrall has already made the step up after making numerous first team appearances and, the manager is keen for others to join him.

“The remit here is to have a younger side,” Widdrington said.

“And if I can get those from closer to home then great. Then it becomes less expensive.

“The work the academy guys have done over the last two years has been excellent.

“I don’t say that because they got to a cup final or finished second in the league, I say it because I’ve seen one or two of the lads coming through who deserve a bit of a chance.

“Between now and the end of the season there will be more than Ryan Worrall who get an opportunity.”

Widdrington also said that other players are playing for their futures from now until the end of the season.

Only goalkeeper Lewis Carey, skipper Ian Simpemba and Worrall are guaranteed to stay for the next campaign.

The bid to win a contract for next year starts at Priory Lane tomorrow as high-flying Gosport Borough are set to visit.

Adam Watts is the only injury doubt for Borough who haven’t played a league game for two weeks.

“It’s a bit frustrating but we’ve had two good training sessions, a friendly, and we hope the confidence comes back.”

Kick off 3pm, Priory Lane.