Jon Clements confident that Welwyn Garden City have enough depth to clinch titles and promotion

PUBLISHED: 14:05 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:05 01 April 2018

Jon Clements believes Welwyn Garden City have enough quality in the squad to get across the finishing line this season. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Jon Clements believes Welwyn Garden City have enough quality in the squad to get across the finishing line this season. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Welwyn Garden City’s Jon Clements believes his team-mates have more than enough quality to bring silverware to the club without him.

The Citizens’ top-scorer also tops the scoring charts of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division after a double in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Hoddesdon Town at Herns Lane.

That puts City just four wins away from securing both promotion and the title, and they also have the final of the Herts Charity Shield to come on Tuesday when they face Colney Heath at Hemel Hampstead Town’s Vauxhall Road ground.

But WGC will enter that game, as well as the next two league games without Clements, as he starts a three-match ban following his straight red card in Tuesday night’s victory over former club London Colney.

Clements said: “It’s not ideal and I didn’t think it was a red card on Tuesday night but the results we’ve had this week with a rotated squad, four wins in four games, shows we’ve got enough depth in the squad to get us over the finish line.

“And although I’ve been a big part of the team, I still think we’ll be able to get results.

“We’ve got people chipping in from all over the park, defensively we’ve been solid all season and then you’ve got people like myself, Ash Kersey, Nick Elliott, Dan Bond chipping in with goals.

“I don’t think scoring goals is ever going to be an issue with the team we’ve got.”

Clements was part of the Blueboys squad that won the SSML Premier Division last year, although the club declined to take their place in the step above.

That is something that plays on his mind but he says the entire team is not looking too far ahead.

“Of course [we think about it] but we just take it each game as it comes,” he said. “We can only affect what we do so we’ll take it game by game, that’s what we’ve done this week in four big games, and then once it is mathematically done, that’s when we’ll celebrate.

“For now though we’ll just keep our heads down and keep going.

“It’ll be brilliant. As a player you want to play at the highest level possible.

It would be fantastic to win another league title and then push on next year and play at a higher level.”

For news of City’s Herts Charity Shield final, go to www.whtimes.co.uk/sport


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