Deal Town boss Steve King on the league visit of Hollands & Blair, their rearranged weekend FA Vase trip and their Challenge Cup Semi-Final first leg against Erith Town
Manager Steve King believes weekend results could impact how his Deal side and Challenge Cup Semi-Final opponents Erith Town approach their final-four fixture.
King’s Hoops are scheduled to host fellow promotion-chasing Southern Counties East Premier Division side Erith Town next Tuesday in their first game of the two-legged affair.
But, before then, Deal have a huge rearranged FA Vase last-16 match at Bridgwater United to look forward to this Saturday while Adam Woodward’s Erith Town team will face Division 1 Larkfield & New Hythe in their Kent Senior Trophy Semi-Final.
King, due to host Hollands & Blair tonight in the league, said: “Blair is our focus at the minute.
“That’s going to be a tough game. They took points off Corinthian a couple of weeks ago.
“They have a new manager (Luke Jessup) and people seem to be playing for him.
“But we should have everyone fully fit after 10 days off.
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“The result on Saturday might influence how we go about the Semi-Final.
“Obviously, if we get through, that just adds to our fixtures. But if we get knocked out, that becomes a really big opportunity.
“Woody (Woodward) at Erith has a lot of games, as well. They’re in the Kent Senior Trophy Semi-Final this weekend and want to get into the play-offs.
“For both of us, the results at the weekend could influence our approach. But we will worry about that when we need to.”
Deal initially had been scheduled to take the massive journey to Bridgwater United last weekend - only for the surface to fail a pitch inspection, prior to the visitors setting off the day before.
King said: “There’s not much you can do, is there?
“We knew it was starting to look bad from Thursday.