Hogg looks to young stars in absence of key senior players

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Bury St Edmunds head coach Gavin Hogg has no qualms in entrusting his young stars in the absence of key senior players for the clash with Thurrock tomorrow (3pm).

Ahead of the trip to Essex, The Haberden-based outfit look set to be without captain Matt Edison and prop Beau Gibson as they attempt to extend their unbeaten run in SSE National League Three London and South East to five games.

That sequence was maintained on Saturday in a 23-23 draw with Tonbridge and, after watching youngster Charlie Pask score 16 of Bury’s points, Hogg is more then confident his young players can continue to impress.

“We have a good young group and it is fantastic to see them step up and become key personnel for us,” he said. “Charlie is a strong kicker and you are always confident he will score, which is invaluable.

“We have a good 
opportunity to give these guys some playing time and, as a club, we have always believed in bringing the younger players through.

“Some of those players now have that experience and we trust them fully to step up when needed.”