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Reserves suffer further fixture frustration as Hewson knuckles down at Edgar Street

Posted by nickogs20 on January 6, 2009

BlackburnTonight’s reserve fixture against Blackburn Rovers has been postponed.

The current cold snap hitting the UK has unsurprisingly left the pitch at Morecambe FC’s Christie Park ground, home to Blackburn’s second string, unplayable, and the game will be rearranged for a later date. By my slightly shaky estimations, this is the sixth reserves fixture this season to be postponed – the inclement British weather being the main reason, as well as clashes with Youth Cup games.

Those in line to play tonight were doubtless frustrated by the news. With the Reds’ next game not scheduled to take place until January 22nd (the rearranged Lancashire Senior Cup tie with Accrington Stanley), the reserves will by that point played just one solitary game in the previous eight weeks. Whilst this is far from ideal, the flipside is a very busy schedule in the second half of the season which should see Ole Solskjaer’s side playing at least once a week, the sort of programme the reserve team used to take on before the recent slim-lining of the reserve leagues.

Meanwhile, after tieing up his loan switch to Hereford United yesterday, Reds midfielder Sam Hewson has been speaking about the challenge facing him at Edgar Street. Speaking to the Whites’ official site, the 20 year-old said:

“First of all I’ve got to fight for my place, hopefully show what I can do and if the manager thinks I’m good enough he’ll put me in the team… so hopefully (I can) do that and the team picks up a few points and gets us out of the relegation zone. I’ve come down for some experience, to show that I’m good enough and that I can play league football – that’s my aim.”

Hewson’s loan has been confirmed as being for an initial three months, and Sam will be wearing the number 30 shirt.

2 Responses to “Reserves suffer further fixture frustration as Hewson knuckles down at Edgar Street”

  1. Dr.Twinny said

    yeah its pretting frustrating to see so many games being postponed.but i’m just wondering…why dont united arrange just some friendlies when they have a big break between reserve games? i guess that only works in football manager (lo)…it could work if we tried anyways.

  2. nickogs20 said

    I know there have been lots of friendlies between the reserves and the academy behind closed doors, and if I remember rightly there was a behind closed doors friendly against Bury before Christmas so I dare say there have maybe been a couple more of those that we haven’t heard about. Unfortunately when the weather is an issue I guess it’s no more feasible to play a friendly than it is a league fixture.

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