February 28, 2021

VIDEO: Cricklade fired up for their return to action against local rivals Purton

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Cricklade Town manager Craig Kent admitted his players are relishing returning to action this weekend when his side restart their Wiltshire Senior League campaign.

Following the second national lockdown which once again saw grassroots sport called off, this weekend marks its return and Cricklade are back in action with a local derby at home to rivals Purton.

“It’s fantastic news,” said Kent. “We’ve obviously gone in and out of one lockdown but we’re just looking forward to kicking off again.

“The boys are ready to go and what better way to start with a local derby against Purton. We have got three tasty games coming up.”

Club coach Chris Baxter echoed Kent’s thoughts and admitted there is no better game to return to than a local derby against Purton.

Baxter said: “Mentally I think we are in a strong position. They are all looking forward to getting back.

“The boys are all committed, they’ve all been running good distances.

“First game back being Purton, if that doesn’t motivate them to be back then I don’t know.”

 

Saturday’s match kicks off at 2pm at Stone’s Lane with Cricklade lying just two points ahead of Purton, who do have a game in hand.

Following Saturday’s match, Cricklade will travel to Royal Wootton Bassett Development before hosting Wroughton.

Watch the full interview with Chris Baxter and Craig Kent by clicking on the video below.

Interview by Your Sport’s George Stratford.

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