Jake Sedgemore will probably take the Captains place and Gary Hay will continue to be Christie's deputy after being signed as his replacement while Christie was out injured. During his few weeks at Aggborough Hay has definitely failed to impress all but Mark Yates after he said on the official website yesterday that he thought he had done well:
"Gary has given us something a bit different, he's got real pace and in the last few games I think he's done well.
He hasn't scored but he's been a big part of us creating chances and causing teams problems. He can be pleased with his contribution but like all strikers I'm sure he could do with a goal."
Mark must be able to see something that two thousand of us fail to see.
Gravesend have been going well in the Conference again this season and find themselves five places above us in the table but we do have a few games in hand over our visitors and will be looking at this game as a means of making up lost ground with all these Cup games that we've been playing in recent weeks.
The Fleet made their exit from the Trophy at the hands of our opponents in the Semi Finals, Northwich. In theory they shouldn't have been playing them in the first place but AFC Wimbledon, who beat them in the previous round, had fielded an un-registered player and were subsequently thrown out of the competition. Un-expectedly Gravesend found themselves re-instated.
Gravesend have no suspensions and just slight injuries to Peter Hawkins and Stacey Long and they will be doubtful for the game.
Bevan, S Taylor, Harkness, Kenna, Haworth, Creighton, McGrath, Sedgemore, Hurren, Russell, Penn, Reynolds, Blackwood, McGhee, Smikle, Constable, White, Hay.
Cronin, McShane, Mott, Hawkins, Opinel, Long, J Smith, McCarthy, Moore, Slatter, Quinn, De Bolla, MacDonald, Keeling, Sodje, Howe, Ricketts, Coleman, Purcell, Akinde, R Smith, Roberts, McKenna, Ohakam, Varney, Ledgister.