News: Brightlingsea Regent - Nikki Bull Preview


Following a disappointing draw against Lewes last time out, are the players raring to go against Brightlingsea on Saturday?

“We were obviously disappointed that we didn’t get the three points on Saturday. I’ve watched the game back a couple of times and there were more chances than I remember from watching it live – some chances were better than half chances. On another day we could have scored four or five, but it wasn’t to be.
“It’s a little setback but we have the chance to pick up six points over the Easter weekend. If we want to be in the Play-Off picture, then we need a minimum of four points from these two games, but we want six.”

Is there any early team news ahead of the match?

“There is possibly going to be one or two surprises at the weekend. I’m going to go with the most committed 11 on Saturday and Monday. If we are going to pick up points, then we need the most committed players on the pitch. I said to the players the other day that ‘we have three games left and do things the right things and finish the season off’.”

Looking ahead to Dorking on Monday, will there be any squad rotation with that game in mind?

“We are at that stage of the season where the next game is the most important one. I can think personally that it’s two games in three days, but if we do not get three points at Brightlingsea then the game on Monday is a lot less important. It’s all about momentum, we are unbeaten in the last few games and only conceded once in the last six matches, so we are in good form at the moment. If we can finish our chances and stay solid at the back, then I’m sure we’ll take three points against Brightlingsea.”