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Tonbridge Angels to make decisions on remaining trialists 'in due course'

Tonbridge's remaining trialists are doing their chances of earning deals no harm.

Midfielders Tommie Hession-Harris and Rhyle Ovenden have played well in Angels' pre-season matches and remain in manager Steve McKimm's thoughts.

Hession-Harris was with Maldon & Tiptree last season after returning from a three-year spell in America, while Ovenden was a young pro at Watford before moving into non-league with the likes of Hemel and Whitehawk.

Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm Picture: David Couldridge
Tonbridge Angels manager Steve McKimm Picture: David Couldridge

McKimm said: "They're the trialists who've stayed on longer than the rest because midfield is the area we're looking to strengthen.

"They're both doing OK.

"If they get something concrete elsewhere and want to go, that's their choice, but I've spoken to them and they know the situation.

"We'll continue to monitor them and make a decision in due course, when it's right for us."

Tonbridge came from two down to win 3-2 at Sittingbourne on Saturday, Sonny Miles, Tommy Brewer and Alex Read the scorers.

That was followed by goals from Khale da Costa (2), Chinedu McKenzie and Tom Derry as a strong Angels side won 4-0 at East Grinstead on Tuesday night.

They visit Isthmian South East champions Cray this Saturday with places still up for grabs in the starting XI for their National League South opener against Dulwich next month.

McKimm said: "We've got four games left and we need to start looking towards the season because it will be on us before we know it.

"We need to start moving towards what we want for August 3, so where people were getting 45 minutes, they now need 60s and 90s for us to choose a team.

"They're fit and strong and hungry, like everyone tells you, but would we have an idea of our starting XI at this moment?

"Not really, because they're all still fighting for places.

"The players who produce will play.

"Pre-season isn't there to ease through, it's about hard work and showing you warrant your place in the side."

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