Published: 08:00, 19 December 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Jim Ward is trusting his Sittingbourne players to look after themselves over Christmas.
Bourne travel to Leatherhead on Saturday before hosting Faversham on Boxing Day. Drink flows at this time of year but joint-boss Ward expects his team to know their limits.
He said: "The players know how important these games are. All you can do is trust them to be sensible and eat and drink in moderation.
"I’ve no problem with anyone having a drink on Christmas Day. To be honest, half our squad probably don’t get out of bed until 1pm on matchdays anyway!"
Bourne are at full strength for the first time in months going into the Leatherhead trip, with leading scorer Ryan Golding expected to start after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Left-back Ashley Ulph is available after best-man duties while midfielder Nick Treadwell has completed a three-match ban.
Ward (pictured) said: "All of a sudden we have an 18-man squad to choose from. I could name nine of my strongest XI if I was picking a cup final team but there are a couple of decisions to make.
"We lost 1-0 at home to Leatherhead in the early weeks of the season but we’re a better side now so it’ll be a good test of how far we’ve come in that time."
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