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Rogers Expecting Battle Against Burgess Hill

Rogers Expecting Battle Against Burgess Hill

On a fantastic unbeaten run of 10 games and looking to record a seventh win in a row, Club Captain James Rogers hopes Margate fans will come out in numbers to support the boys when they return to Hartsdown Park this Saturday.

“The boys are on a really solid run at the moment. We’ve always had the belief we can go on a few runs like we have. With the injuries and suspensions we’ve had, we’ve done well to get ourselves in this position but now we’ve got to earn the right to keep it.”

With Rogers serving his final match of a two-game suspension this weekend, he has no doubt his team-mates will continue to lead a positive campaign.

“We have got winners in the dressing room, players who have done well in promotion hunts in previous seasons. So, there are leaders all across the pitch and every player in the squad is keen to keep this run going for as long as we can.”

Saturday’s opponents Burgess Hill held The Gate to a 1-1 draw in December and Rogers anticipates another tough test.

“There are no easy games in this league and when we’re on the run we are, teams will step up their game even more. The boys battled hard at Brightlingsea last week and I think we’re going to have to show the same discipline and work rate if we’re going to get what we want, which is another three points.”

Looking back on displays at Hartsdown Park this season, Rogers admitted the fans offer a huge home advantage.

“The crowds have gotten louder as the season has gone on. Hopefully that’s to do with the work out on the pitch with more people coming down and seeing what this team is about, how hard we work for each other and how hungry we are to succeed.”

“I know the club has planned lots of things before the game, including the Under 23s playing. It’s good to see things like that going on because it does help create a good atmosphere for the players.”

And whilst Rogers won’t be on the pitch, he and a number of other first team players will be around to get involved with the Half Term Takeover.

With free activities including football darts, speed cages, arts and crafts and more, it’s set to be another memorable afternoon.

“I like the sound of the zorb football so you may catch me there! Although I want to be out playing of course, I’m looking forward to meeting some of the fans. Hopefully we can make it a great day for everyone and anyone who hasn’t been down to the club for a while can find out what we’re all about.”

To find out more about Saturday’s Half Term Takeover please click here.

You can also click ‘attend’ on our Facebook event page.

Thursday, 15 February 2018
By Charlotte Richardson

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