Hall boss plans for next season

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MILDENHALL Town manager Christian Appleford has confirmed he plans on using the remainder of the season to prepare for next year’s campaign.

A 3-1 defeat at Recereation Way on Tuesday left Hall five points away from sixth-placed Stanway Rovers, and with nothing left to play for this season, Appleford will use his side’s final few games to experiment.

Mildenhall travel face Norwich United for the second time in a week tomorrow (3pm) and complete their Easter programme with a home match with a local derby with Newmarket Town on Monday (3pm) in the Ridgeons League Premier Division.

“We want to finish as high as we can,” he said. “But I have used some recent games to look at different tactics, and players in different positions. It is a nice opportunity to look at some other players.”

Appleford has also warned his side against complacency when already-relegated Newmarket visit the Recreation Ground.

“It is a derby and they always raise their game against us,” he said. “That will be a difficult game.

“We can’t just turn up and expect the points, and we know it won’t be easy.”

Hall will welcome back Carl Murkin and Isaac Jargroop, while Rogan McGeorge and Sean Hefferon remain unavailable. Alex Steed will miss the trip to Norwich, but will return for the derby fixture on Monday.