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Ellington and Kourouma in Squad for Sudbury
Ellington and Kourouma in Squad for Sudbury
Wednesday, 1st Aug 2012 14:57

Town have confirmed that Nathan Ellington, Cheick Kourouma, Arran Lee-Barrett, Jaime Peters, Ronan Murray and Jack Ainsley are in the squad for tonight’s reserves friendly at AFC Sudbury (KO 7.45pm). Also included is 16-year-old Byron Lawrence, while fellow first-year scholar Michael Crowe, a Norwegian who joined the club over the summer from IK Start and who played in this afternoon's U18s friendly against Leyton Orient, travels as sub keeper and may get a run out at some stage.

Despite the lack of first team involvement, manager Paul Jewell says he and his coaching staff will be at the game: “We’ll all be there at the match to watch it and support the players, and AFC Sudbury as well because it’s important that as the main football club in the area we’re seen to support the local football.

“That’s one of the reasons we’ve entered the Suffolk Premier Cup and they’re always good tests.”

Squad: Lee-Barrett, Crowe, Peters, Ainsley, Whight, October, Hammond, Thorsteinsson, Kourouma, Lawrence, Timlin, Burke, Ellington, Murray.

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Sindre94 added 14:59 - Aug 1
Hope Crowe does a good job if he gets his chance!
And someone please report on how Kourouma plays

TractorBoy666 added 15:08 - Aug 1
I may pop down there to the match tonight. Can't do any worse against my local Sudbury!!

SamPentas added 15:19 - Aug 1
I'll be there... Will be good to see how Kourouma plays, lets hope he can make an impact. I'll DEFO be there, try and brighten up the result yesterday!

bigolconnor added 15:39 - Aug 1
I wonder how well this team of fringe players and try hards would do against the higher paid "better" players...

...well in all honesty they would probably lose heavily, but it would be great to watch.

Sindre94 added 15:54 - Aug 1
Hewitt - Chambers - .... - Cresswell
Luongo - ......
JET - Martin - .....

The dots are where I think we need to improve

Edmunds5 added 16:08 - Aug 1
Sindre94- Completely agree with the line up, exactly what i would say as well as a striker to warm the bench as were a bit short in that area, though getting the players it sounds like a right struggle at present. As for the game hopefully a few lads will impress tonight and give Jewell something to think about for the coming season,In particular Kourouma.

MattinLondon added 16:47 - Aug 1
Sinders...Isn't Hewitt out injured for a few more weeks?

RaymondovicBlue added 17:28 - Aug 1
I think Sindre's team is his first 11 for the season, not necessarily for the next friendly. Obviously Carlos will be RB until pushed out by Elliott - at which point surely Carlos deserves a place int he middle three beside JET and Martin.

I would personally trust Tommy Smith enough to put his name in ink beside chambers and give them a good crack - HOPEFULLY after a game or three our back five will be fixed and solid. (Assuming Loach gains confidence quickly and performs well)

that just leaves the defensive midfield berth which Hyam COULD grow into as he matures, but I guess I would give it to Andy Drury initially

Elliott Chambers Smith Cresswell

Drury Luongo

Edwards JET Martin


I THINK that is about as good as we can get with what we have - and I honestly believe that with good solid and consistent training and performances this team can AND SHOULD do well in this league.

But does "CAN AND SHOULD" mean "WILL" ?? Roll on the first game !!!

Sindre94 added 17:48 - Aug 1
Yeah, our optimal team without injuries.

irishtim added 18:12 - Aug 1
Its our strength in depth thats the big worry. A couple of injuries to key players & it could be a long season. Hopefully a few more signings in the near future.

Jimmys_Law added 19:35 - Aug 1
Am I just being stupid or has Crowe now been named in two squads in one day? How does that work?

cooper4england added 19:51 - Aug 1
Crowe is a keeper and will be sub so can easy play 2 games

Talbs77 added 20:32 - Aug 1
Well I've just seen picture of ME and he looks exactly like my postman!!

No wonder he wanted to keep a low profile!!

Good if the boy plays in goal and who knows could be our No 3 for the season.

God we need more players though, I love pj for the fact that after last nights defeat at Southend we were basically rubbish!! Altho as its HIS squad hardly a ringing endorement of him as manager.

Jimmys_Law added 20:32 - Aug 1
@cooper4england. Fair enough. Does anyone have any updates on the match? Would be much appreciated, so long as I don't hear we're losing 2-0 like yesterday.

Talbs77 added 20:40 - Aug 1
Yeah hearing us against sudbury cant be as bad as tonights tv, I've olympicitis!! How much swimming can they broadcast!!

Jimmys_Law added 20:58 - Aug 1
Just changing the subject, why a picture of Chewie, hey Talbs77?

Talbs77 added 21:05 - Aug 1
JimmysLaw good question fella!!!

Because he's a legend although its not my favourite picture of the hairy one as I had a better one of him touching Princess Leahs left breast but thought I'd get in trouble off phil if I posted it.

gypo added 22:13 - Aug 1
talbs77 - Go on change it if I can get away with mine ,what's a bit of wookie on girl action gonna do to offend. Perhaps Phil could do a poll and let us decide.

Jimmys_Law added 22:18 - Aug 1
Haha. Fair enough Talbs, why not, hey?

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