Busy Bank Holiday ahead for St Albans City starting with Whitehawk at home

PUBLISHED: 08:23 26 August 2016

Dipo Akinyemi fires the ball towards goal

Dipo Akinyemi fires the ball towards goal

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There are two games in three days for St Albans City over the Bank Holiday weekend beginning at home to Whitehawk on Saturday followed by a trip to Weston-Super-Mare on Monday.

City boss Ian Allinson is expecting a testing clash with Whitehawk.

He said: “Already they have had a tough start to their campaign and they have picked up results, so again we’re at home and we have got to try and be positive, but we know it’s going to be a tough game.

“They have brought in a few guys from abroad who have a bit of quality and football ability so they will be looking to keep the ball and pass it around us and we’re going to have to try and get in amongst them and try and make it happen for us.

“We have got to be on the front foot, hopefully we’ll get a big crowd by being fifth in the league.

“If we can get the crowd behind us and get a bit of momentum like we did against Chelmsford [in a 2-1 win] hopefully we can pick up the three points.”

Allinson then expects to make changes to his starting line-up for the away game 48 hours later heaving learnt a lesson from the Bank Holiday weekend earlier in the month. That resulted in a win on the Saturday over Concord Rangers, but a draw on the Monday at Wealdstone.

Allinson said: “Something I learnt from the Wealdstone game is maybe I should have switched it around a little bit after the first game.

“I went with the same sort of side and maybe we had a little bit of tiredness in the legs.”

He added: “We are going to have to have a look at where we are in terms of the personnel, players and maybe just brightening it up or sharpening it up and bringing some fresh legs in on Monday at Weston.”

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