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Charlton: Young guns are learning
10:41am Thursday 25th October 2012 in Evo-Stick Southern Premier Table & Results
ASSISTANT boss Asa Charlton believes Redditch United’s young guns must continue to learn the ‘other side’ of non-league football.
Charlton has been impressed by the talent demonstrated by the club’s rookie players such as Connor Deards.
But with many in their first and second senior seasons, he admits they are still coming to terms with the rigours of Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
He said: “In terms of ability and skill some of the young guys are fantastic.
“But there’s another side to the game they are still learning which they won’t have really come across at youth team level or in academies.
“There’s the side where you have to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in but, to be fair to the lads they are learning with every game.”
United will be hoping to bounce back from two defeats in the space of a week which has de-railed their new found momentum.
A much changed were beaten 4-1 by high-flying Stourbridge in the League Cup last Tuesday, while a full-strength side were edged out 1-0 at Frome on Saturday.
“Frome was a tight game and unfortunately we’ve made an error and they’ve scored,” said Charlton.
“The Stourbridge game was different as we had about four or five changes.
“No one likes to lose but the league is our priority.”
Meanwhile, Redditch got the better of Worcester 3-1 on Tuesday night to book their semi-final spot in the Worcestershire Senior Cup. They will now go to Kidderminster Harriers, the club United owner Chris Swan pulled out of buying last year before opting for Redditch.
In a further boost, defender Alex Hickman played the full game after coming back from injury.
Midfielder Stuart Hendrie is also hoping to shake off a dead leg in time for Saturday’s home league clash with Barwell (3pm ko). Redhead was also planning to add a new striker before the weekend.
Meanwhile, Redditch’s trip to league rivals Arlesley Town on Saturday, November 3 has been postponed because the Bedfordshire outfit are playing Coventry City in the FA Cup.
United are holding a Halloween party on Saturday with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children and can be reserved by calling 01527 67450.
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