A 3-2 Trophy defeat against Heybridge Swifts, in addition to having to play the match with 10 men for 85 minutes left Alan Dowson somewhat frustrated after the match and he'll be looking for a reaction in the National League South game against Oxford City this week.
Since our visit to Marsh Lane earlier in the year, the City have installed a 3G pitch which you would think would help them at home but they've been indifferent there, with just 13 points from 10 home games. Allied with similar away form, they're in a fight to keep out of the bottom three places in the division.
During Friday, Shandon Baptiste was brought in on a one month loan deal for the Beavers, coming from the City's professional neighbours, Oxford Utd. The midfielder is expected to go into the squad for the game and this will definitely introduce some competition into the squad, which can only improve performances further.
With no injuries from Tuesday night, and Sam Howes' suspension not coming into effect...
The club are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Shandon Baptiste from Oxford Utd on an initial one month deal and he will go into the squad for tomorrow's match at Oxford City.
Described as a 'box-to-box' midfielder, Shandon recently signed his first professional contract with the U's, making his debut as a substitute in a 6-2 victory against Stevenage in an EFL Trophy match in August this year.
In addition, he recently made his debut for Grenada, coming on in a 5-0 defeat against Panama in a friendly in October.
We would just like to inform all those planning on coming to the game on Boxing Day that the only Car Parking for supporters coming to the game will be for holders of blue badges.
The car park will be for Players (Home and Away), Match Officials, Directors (Home and Visiting), Staff and Volunteers working at the game, St Johns Ambulance and as stated above, Blue badge holders.
For those travelling to the game (especially Wealdstone supporters)....
Tube services are working. The 111 Bus Service will be running a regular service from Heathrow Airport via Hounslow through to Kingston, stopping outside the ground. The 216 service connects Staines Bus Station and Kingston, and stops outside the ground. The R68 runs from Richmond to Hampton Court and stops near the ground.
As we are in a residential area, one can expect that parking in the immediate vicinity of the ground will be limited as many families will be at home for the holiday - unless they have gone shopping in...