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Henshaw to make long-awaited return with Pershore Town

Evesham Editorial 14th Nov, 2019

PERSHORE Town are looking forward to giving young defender Will Henshaw the chance to show his quality after 18 months out of the game.

The left-sided centre-back, who was with Stourport Swifts, has impressed in training with the Plums and has now signed forms.

Manager Les Jones is keen to see him in action, although he admits the weather could put paid to Saturday’s scheduled West Midlands League Premier Division fixture at home to title-chasing Bewdley Town.

Last weekend’s clash with Black Country Rangers at the AIM Logistics Community Stadium was washed out and this weekend’s match is already ‘touch and go’.

“Will (Henshaw) has been out of football through injury for 18 months,” said Jones. “He has been training with us and he looks a decent player.

“He’s played for the county as a youth player so he’s definitely got some ability.”

Last weekend’s postponement was particularly frustrating with Town having a near full squad available as they looked for a first win in four matches.

It meant Jamie Clarke’s return, with the striker back with the Plums from Stourport, was postponed and the England Deaflympics player is on international duty this weekend, while James Baldwin is also unavailable.

Jordan Hayward is on the casualty list, alongside Tom Harding, who has been missing since the FA Vase clash with Malvern Town at the start of September.

“We tried everything to get the pitch playable, forking the pitch and everything, but it was just too wet,” said Jones.

“We were disappointed not to play because we would have had a near full squad available but that’s football.

“This Saturday is probably going to be touch and go as well, if the forecast it right. The pitch drains really well but now the river is really up. There’s a yellow warning for rain as well so it’s not too promising.”

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