Harry Harris has urged manager Charlie Blakemore to keep faith with the players involved Chasetown FC’s FA Cup exit – even if it means he is left out of the team as a result.
Harris has been frustrated by his lack of starting opportunities at the Scholars Ground so far this season and things got even worse for him when he missed the deciding spot-kick in their penalties defeat to AFC Wulfrunians in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.
But despite two below-par showings in the competition leading to suggestions Blakemore could ring the changes for Saturday’s trip to Spalding United, Harris has urged the manager to give the players a chance to redeem themselves.
The former Walsall man told The Lichfield Blog:
“I’m sure the lads who didn’t play want the gaffer to make changes because they want to get in the team, but you can’t make too many changes because you need to keep a settled side. That could well be one of our problems because the side has changed.
“But I do want to play badly because I don’t feel I have had a fair crack yet after a good pre-season and scoring, so hopefully I will get a chance and I can show everyone what I can do when I’m confident and in the team.”
Chasetown FC travel to Spalding United for a 3pm kick-off tomorrow (September 5).
Spalding will be looking for their first win under manager Mark Hone and go into the game without injured midfielder Lee Welburn and suspended defender David Hone.
However new signing, former Doncaster Rovers and Burton Albion defender Danny George, is likely to feature against the Scholars.
Martin Taylor is likely to deputise once more for the injured Ryan Price in goal, while striker Dean Perrow continues to remain sidelined with a ruptured Achilles. Defender Ross Miller and midfielder Richard Batchelor are also injury doubts.