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AFC Telford strikers urged to step up to the plate

By Joe Edwards | AFC Telford United | Published:

AFC Telford United boss Gavin Cowan has called on his other strikers to prove their mettle in the absence of top goalscorer Daniel Udoh.

Andre Brown

The Bucks are looking to extend their unbeaten home record as they host Boston United tomorrow.

Udoh, who has netted 12 times, is unable to play against the Pilgrims after picking up two yellow cards and a red in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Alfreton Town, so Andre Brown, Amari Morgan-Smith and Matthew Barnes-Homer should be chomping at the bit.

“Having looked back at both of Dan’s bookings, they were extremely harsh,” said Cowan.

“The first one was farcical and the second one, both of them have gone in and Dan has won the ball.

“There’s nothing he can do about that. I feel for him, to be fair.

“It’s disappointing but it gives the others a real chances to impress and show why they should be in the team.

“If I was one of them three, I’d be focused on doing my all to make sure Dan doesn’t come straight back into the team after serving his suspension.”

Brown is Telford’s second top scorer, with three.

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Morgan-Smith has chipped in with one while Barnes-Homer, who has mainly been used as a substitute, is yet to open his account for the season.

While Udoh is leading the way by a fair distance, Cowan insists whoever performs strongly against Boston will stay in the side.

“If they put in a performance, Daniel doesn’t automatically come back in,” said Cowan.

“He’s been great for us and scored a good amount of goals already but it’s only fair that I pick the team based on current form, so that’s what I will do.”

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Telford are offering war veterans and serving military personnel entry to the game at a reduced price of £5.

Those interested are advised to purchase their tickets from the club office by 4pm today, with relevant badges or ID.

“I’m glad we can do our bit for those who have bravely served, or are even still serving our country,” added Cowan.

“I was born into an Army family as my dad was in the forces. My great uncle died in Normandy during the First World War and my brother recently came out of the Royal Artillery after 25 years with more medals than I could ever dream of.

“I hope those brave men and women that do come along to support us enjoy their day out.”

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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