'Clevedon Town deserve credit for everything they have achieved,' says White

Clevedon Town management duo Alex White (left) and Ryan King (right).

Clevedon Town management duo Alex White (left) and Ryan King (right). - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

Clevedon Town “deserve every credit” for what they have achieved throughout a “difficult period” with injuries and availability, according to manager Alex White.

The Seasiders end 2021 against Street at the Everyone Active Stadium this Bank Holiday Monday, December 27, at 1pm, the only match between now and January 8, when they host Mousehole.

Luca Smith who has resumed training after a leg injury.

Luca Smith who has resumed training after a leg injury. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

White has been in charge of Town since October after he was named, along with Ryan King as his assistant, as former boss Micky Bell’s successor after his departure to become Professional Development Coach at Bristol City in October.

Despite being only 27, Town’s youngest ever manager has picked up nine points from his first six Toolstation Western League games in charge and to the fourth round of the FA Vase for the second year in succession.

Alex Twiggs back in training after two months out with an ankle injury.

Alex Twiggs back in training after two months out with an ankle injury. - Credit: pitchero.com/clubs/clevedontown

‘We’ve had a great run since Ryan (King) and I took over and the players deserve every credit for what they have done, particularly during a difficult period when we have been a bit light in numbers due to injury and unavailability, which is always a problem for teams at our level,” he said.

“Although we would have preferred to play last Saturday the break has helped us. Goalkeeper Luca Smith resumed training last week after recovering from his leg injury and Mitch Osmond and Archie Ferris came off as a precaution at Brixham after feeling twinges, but both should now be fit for Street.  

“Then after two months out with an ankle injury, Alex Twiggs should be fit to resume training this week. 

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“Cam Salmon briefly returned to Bristol City, who sadly for him, will not being offering him a contract, but he has asked to come back to the Seasiders, which is a great reflection on the club and how we treat players on and off the pitch.

“In view of the current number of Covid cases we are back to taking it a game at a time and hoping we can keep going.”

So, following the latest precautionary Football Association advice released last week, the club have taken the decision to reintroduce the previous Covid measures which worked so well last season and look forward to welcoming all supporters to the Street game.

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