Welwyn Garden City boss expecting tough battle with Cockfosters

PUBLISHED: 13:36 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:20 26 October 2009

Welwyn Garden City boss Del Deanus

Welwyn Garden City boss Del Deanus

WGC boss Del Deanus is expecting a real battle on Saturday as his side get set to host Cockfosters. Weather permitting, the Citizens will go into the game as clear favourites against a side currently second-bottom of the Spartan South Midlands League Pr

WGC boss Del Deanus is expecting a 'real battle' on Saturday as his side get set to host Cockfosters.

Weather permitting, the Citizens will go into the game as clear favourites against a side currently second-bottom of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.

And the match at Herns Lane will mark the beginning of the 'schoolchildren go free' era which is set to run for all home games till the end of the season.

Joint manager Deanus said: "Fingers crossed the game is on to be honest, as we all know what the weather has been like.

"But I have told the lads we want to start off as we finished the last game."

City came from 2-0 down to defeat Tring Athletic 3-2 in that match.

"The boys are flying, the banter is flying, and we just want to get out there and do what we do best which is winning games," said Deanus.

"They (Cockfosters) will give us a real battle as they are fighting for their lives, but I think it will be a good game."

WGC could have Richard Morton back from injury, although he looks likely to only make the bench as he builds up his fitness.

Ben Hayden could be involved at some stage too after missing the last two games with a knock.

Forward Craig Tomkins is also pushing for a start after his impressive goalscoring substitute's appearance against Tring Athletic in the last home game.

A win for Deanus' Citizens side could move them up one place to 14th should St Margaretsbury fall to defeat against third-bottom Haringey Borough.

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