Tuesday Jul 28, 2009
Due to a number of injuries in the Lambs camp, including one sustained by Jake Sheridan at Leamington on Saturday, the decision has been made to cancel the Chasetown friendly, due to be played this Tuesday (July 28).
This will give the players a weeks rest and recuperation before the next scheduled fixture - away at Solihull Moors on Saturday August 01, kick off 3pm
After their 3-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday Gary Mills' squad went on their travels
Last Wednesday evening Quorn, near Loughborough, was the destination, and the team came away with a 1-1 draw.
On Saturday July 25 the Lambs made their first ever trip to Leamington's new ground and won 3-2 thanks to goals from Alex Rodman and a brace from Nick Wright.
The trip to Chasetown on July 28 has been cancelled and so the short trip to Solihull Moors is the final destination in the penultimate friendly fixture.
Birmingham City then visit the Lamb for the final warm up game on Wednesday Aug 05, kick off 7.30pm.
Cardiff City brought a quick youthful side to The Lamb but two goals from Jake Sheridan and one from Gavin Hurren saw Tamworth run out 3-1 winners.
We would like to thank fans forum www.tamworthfans.co.uk for sponsoring the match and hope they enjoyed their afternoon with us.
After the game Darron Gee spoke about the game and the forthcoming season..
"We we impressive in the first half with a great shape and superb movement, but they obviously had a roasting at half time and started to come at us after the break. So we changed it around and got ourselves a deserved third goal at the end.
"With four games in a week and such a small squad the lads have done brilliantly and that's why we've been changing things around so much, to give lads a run out and let them rest too. Everyone is getting games and it is also helping us decide about a posible starting eleven for the league.
"But with such a small squad of 16 or 17 players a couple of injuries can scupper any plans you make - Dominic Langdon is out for about 8 weeks and Richard Tait has pulled his thigh and will be missing for about a fortnight - which is why Gary (Mills) has been having a run out in the games. He knows that there will be times when he may be called upon to leave the bench and although it's not an ideal situation it's one we are going to work with.
"The pre-season games will get a bit quicker and more physical as they go on as all the teams start to slot their players into place ready for the new season so fingers crossed and injuries aside we'll be in a good position when August 08 comes around."