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Dover Athletic skipper Mitch Brundle previews National League home game with Woking

By Mark Stokes

Dover skipper Mitch Brundle says the home game against Woking gives them the perfect opportunity to put the disappointment of the weekend draw with Maidenhead behind them.

Chris Kinnear's side were just seconds away from completing a third successive home league win on Saturday when Maidenhead's Jake Hyde struck to secure the visitors a 1-1 draw at Crabble.

Brundle admitted the result felt more like a defeat but he and the rest of the squad are pleased they have the chance to return to action so quickly.

Mitch Brundle on the ball during the 1-0 win over Wrexham at Crabble in August Picture: Alan Langley
Mitch Brundle on the ball during the 1-0 win over Wrexham at Crabble in August Picture: Alan Langley

Whites remain second behind Macclesfield and one point clear of fourth-placed Woking, whose record away from home so far is three wins and five defeats.

Midfielder Brundle said: "It's the perfect way to get over the feeling (from Saturday), to play another game.

"Saturday felt like a loss but it's an easy way to get over it, you go Tuesday, we have to be ready to perform.

"Woking are another good side, they're up and around where we are, so they’ll be fighting for their position and they’ll be fighting to take our position so we have to be ready.

"Saturday's result hurt but hopefully we can make it right on Tuesday, that's the main thing, we have to get ourselves mentally ready for that."

Brundle said he thought Whites had done enough to take all three points against Maidenhead but added that the draw could yet prove a good one.

He added: "I think we were all disappointed in terms of how we conceded the goal so late, we felt we had the game in the bag but when you look back at it at the end of the season you might say that was a vital point.

"They’re not a bad side, I’ve played under Alan Devonshire (the Maidenhead manager) and he keeps his teams nice and tight, they're hard to break down."

Defender Giancarlo Gallifuoco missed the Maidenhead game after suffering concussion in the midweek FA Cup defeat at Bromley but he is expected to return against Woking.

Meanwhile, midfielder Paul Lewis is set to retain his place in what is his last game before his month-long loan deal from Cambridge United is up.

Strikers Tobi Sho-Silva and Jamie Allen remain out injured.

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