Tommy Warrilow brings Carl Rook and Jack Smelt to Tonbridge Angels
Tonbridge Angels boss Tommy Warrilow has drafted in former
striker Carl Rook and keeper Jack Smelt as cover but admits it is
unlikely either will figure before the end of the season.
The pair have both signed Conference forms but Rook
(pictured) is completing a four-game ban after being sent-off
at Farnborough while playing for Eastbourne earlier this month and
Smelt is dual registered with other clubs.
"We have got two forwards Frannie Collin and Mikel Suarez but
‘Rooky’ has come with no money involved, just in case we might need
him," said Warrilow. "Jack’s the same but if he can get a game
elsewhere then he will."
Warrilow looks set to face Chelmsford with only 14 players
including three substitutes.
Jon Heath jarred his knee at Havant last week, centre-half Ben
Judge is struggling with a hamstring problem, while Ade Olorunda is
recovering from a cartilage operation, and Jon Main is sidelined
with a knee injury.
Tonbridge face play-off contenders Chelmsford at Longmead on
Saturday and Warrilow said: "They are on a different scale to us, a
good established Conference side, who have been in and around the
play-offs for the last couple of seasons. Even with two or three
little knocks, they can still field a full squad."
He added: "I want to keep our season alive as long as possible,
and have told the players we are not giving up on getting that
fifth play-off place. Even though we are the rank outsiders, I will
never say never."
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