26th Jun, 2019

Skinner: Key players missing 'not a huge issue' for Droitwich

Craig Gibbons 15th Nov, 2018

SKIPPER Josh Skinner is not concerned by Droitwich missing a number of key players this weekend, declaring: “There’s plenty of strength in depth in the squad.”

The Monners return to Midlands One West action on Saturday with a trip to Old Halesonians following a fortnight off from action.

Skinner had told the Standard previously that the Old Hales fixture would offer Droitwich the chance to field what might have been their strongest starting XV of the season.

However, that is no longer the case as regular captain Sam O’Brien (neck) remains sidelined while a number of key front row players have also pulled out.

Despite this, Skinner is confident Droitwich can come away with a positive result.

“We’re feeling confident and all the lads are looking forward to getting back into action after the short break,” he said.

“Old Hales used to be rivals of ours some eight or nine years ago so we’d love to renew that rivalry.

“It’s unfortunate that we’re going to be missing a few of our key players due to a couple of injuries but the squad we put out will still be reasonably strong so it’s not a huge issue.

“Compared to the last couple of season we have more strength in depth in the squad due to how well the second XV have been playing.

“There’s also a number of youngsters in the Colts who are coming of age and can make an appearance for the first team so things are looking good for the future.”

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