Alvechurch manager is desperate for a game

ALVECHURCH boss Dean Holtham admits he’s facing a pitch conundrum after Saturday’s home clash against Tipton was called off.

With the playing surface at Lye Meadow too boggy to play on because of torrential rain, the Churchmen were left to kick their heels in the Midland Alliance and see their recent excellent momentum stalled.

In addition, training was called off on Tuesday night, with hopes high that a session could be held tomorrow evening.

While the majority of the squad train daily at Wast Hills because they are part of Birmingham City’s development squad, a handful of Holtham’s playing staff have had to fend for themselves.

Gary Ray, Jazz Luckie and Scott Smith were not drafted in as part of the link-up with Birmingham City youth project.

Holtham said: “Unfortunately, there is nowhere else to train if the pitch is out of action.

“It’s okay for most of the squad because of they train at Wast Hills but there are three or four players who don’t have that luxury.

“They are all fairly young, fit guys and I have been assured by them they are doing something.”

Alvechurch were set to look at the pitch last night and work out a plan of action.

Despite the disruption, Holtham admits the break could be seen as a blessing in disguise.

He added: “There’s been a lot of games of late, so a break could be a good thing for us.”

Meanwhile, Alvechurch take on fifth-placed Bridgnorth in the league on Saturday (3pm ko).

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