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Tonbridge boss Steve McKimm rues spate of injuries as Angels struggle for form ahead of FA Trophy clash away to VCD Athletic

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Tonbridge Angels boss Steve McKimm Picture: Matthew Walker
Tonbridge Angels boss Steve McKimm Picture: Matthew Walker

Injuries are hurting Tonbridge Angels boss Steve McKimm but the form of his side is also cause for concern.

Angels have lost two of their past three games, including a 2-1 defeat at Ryman League Premier Division strugglers Bury Town last Saturday.

Bury had not won in eight games before they beat Angels and McKimm said: “We have been just so inconsistent. We do blow hot and cold and we’ve done it all season. It’s so frustrating.

“But having so many injuries hasn’t helped at all of late. I had five of my mainstays sitting in the stand at Bury last week and that’s no good to anyone. Things are not looking good for this weekend. I’ll be lucky to get two back at this stage.”

Ahead of Saturday's FA Trophy first qualifying round clash at VCD Athletic, McKimm added: “I might have to wrap them up in cotton wool to make sure they are OK for the game. The games are coming thick and fast but the players are falling like flies.”

Angels beat VCD 4-1 on the opening day of the league season and McKimm would love to repeat that success, especially with the winners pocketing £2,700, but he warned: “I watched them last week and they’ve improved a lot since we played them.

“That sort of money can go a long way for us. We’ve got to dig deep and get the job done.”

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