United are hoping that Saturday’s point picked up against promotion-chasing Wrexham marks the beginning of an upturn in fortunes.
United matched a Wrexham side that had won their last three games, in a game short on chances.
United head into Tuesday’s match with pretty much the same squad. United are still hampered by a long injury list. Ryan Clarke, Liam Davis, Jake Gosling, Yan Klukowski, and Jordan Lee are still unavailable because of injury or illness. Sam Chaney and Damon Lathrope are recovering from groin injuries.
Robbie Herrera takes confidence from Saturday’s performance against Wrexham AFC.
“We went up against an in-form team that had won three on the trot, and hadn’t conceded in that run either”, said Herrera. “For the majority, I thought we more than matched them. We shaded the first half, and they shaded the second. The lads have to take some belief from gaining a point, and keeping a clean sheet.”
“We have worked a lot on our shape, with and without the ball. More time has been spent on the defence because we have conceded a few [goals]. I think the shape of the team is taking quite nicely. The lads are understanding their roles and responsibilities.
“All the new lads have done very well. Vincent [Dorel] has been commanding in his penalty box. His kicking was a little bit dodgy on Saturday but it improved as the game went on. Chinua [Cole] at left-back grew into the game. He competes well and he has pace. Once we can work on his forward play, and his timing of runs, and getting balls into the opponent’s box then he will be an asset. George [Dowling] is a kid, but he plays like a man. He’ll improve no end.”
The return of Josh Gowling helped United clinch a point on Saturday. Herrera is pleased to have him back where it matters.
“He is a big influence on the players. He is experienced and a good talker. He’s a leader and he brings a bit of calm to the back four. It was good to have him back on the pitch.”
The round trips to Bromley and Barrow means the Yellow Army will be racking up the miles this week.
“It will be a lot of travelling, and our supporters will be needed to get behind the team as their presence is massive for the boys. We take our hats off tom them for the journeys they’ll be making this week. Hopefully we’ll be able to give them something to cheer about.”
Bromley currently sit in 13th place and are fresh from a 2-2 draw with AFC Fylde.
“They have changed their formation quite a few times so far this season. From 4-4-2, to 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3.” said Herrera. “It is more about how we play.”
Bromley FC Vs Torquay United | 12/09/17 | Kick-Off 7:45pm
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