Hatfield boss Lloyd hoping for match action
PUBLISHED: 16:39 10 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009
HATFIELD Town manager Trevor Lloyd is preparing for a busy week of match action - but that will be all dependant on the weather! The Herns Lane-based club are due to host Stony Stratford Town tonight (Wednesday) in Division One of the Spartan South Midlan
HATFIELD Town manager Trevor Lloyd is preparing for a busy week of match action - but that will be all dependant on the weather!
The Herns Lane-based club are due to host Stony Stratford Town tonight (Wednesday) in Division One of the Spartan South Midlands League.
They will then travel to take on Park Street Village in the semi-finals of the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy on Saturday.
Finally, it's back to league action on Tuesday evening when London Colney will provide the opposition.
But with the weather still looking temperamental and pitches waterlogged after the recent snow and rain, Town may have to wait a little longer to get match action.
"I very much doubt the game against Stony Stratford will go ahead to be honest," said the Hatfield boss.
"But if it does we will have a fairly strong squad as the lads won't have work commitments and we will be able to use the reserves if needed.
"And I am keeping my fingers crossed for Saturday as the players are all desperate to play."
Lloyd said at the start of the season that he would like to win some silverware this campaign, so will be eager to get past PSV in Saturday's semi-final.
"It would be nice to win a cup," said the Blueboys' number one.
"We have decided to go strong in the Centenary Trophy this year, and I think it has paid off.
"But we're still not there yet, and Saturday will be a very tough game, but I know the lads will be well up for the game."
The biggest problem Lloyd is facing at the moment is a lack of depth in his first-team squad.
With Jack Evans, Lewis Owen and Rhys Lawrence struggling with injury, and Daniel Staples and Jason Beck suspended, cover is somewhat thin on the ground.
"With so many games to play, some weekends we are going to be struggling," added Lloyd.
"I think in the league, it's still in our own hands, and we can still challenge the teams at the top.
"But we have to be careful with injuries and suspensions as we only have a small squad here."
One player who Lloyd is looking forward to welcoming back is Jason Beck.
The talented full-back or striker has sat out five games due to suspension, and has another three to go.
But his manager has stuck by him despite his disciplinary problems and is looking forward to getting him back into the team.
Lloyd said: "Jason has looked so sharp in training even though he hasn't played for a while.
"He has got so much talent, and we are looking forward to getting him back. I think we miss his pace and versatility.