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Hornchurch face two cup ties against local rivals Romford and a big test in Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 October 2017

Hornchurch's Tobi Joseph is back from injury and set to play a part in the club two cup ties (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch's Tobi Joseph is back from injury and set to play a part in the club two cup ties (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane will use their two upcoming cup games to rest players and give others a chance.

The Urchins will travel away to face rivals Romford at Ship Lane on Saturday (3pm kick-off) in the second round of the Velocity Trophy before hosting National League South high-flyers Chelmsford City in the Essex Senior Cup Third Round at Bridge Avenue on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off).

“It gives us a chance to use others, we’re nursing a few knocks, which is not an excuse it’s just reality and give us a chance to give those with knocks a rest,” McFarlane said.

“We’ve got ten days now until our next league game.

“We’ve won nine, drawn one and lost one and if we’d have said that in July, everyone would have took it but it doesn’t make it any easier.”

McFarlane’s men will make the short trip to play against Paul Martin’s men who are currently bottom of the Bostik North and believes it’s just another match to his side.

“I don’t see it,” he said.

“To me it’s just another game of football, it means more to the supporters the whole Romford and Hornchurch thing.

“For me whoever we’re playing I’d just like to get back to winning ways.”

The boss admits the Trophy is not their focus the league and Essex Senior Cup take more priority and he is looking forward to facing Chelmsford.

“We’re just taking one game at a time, our aim is promotion, the league cup is our least important thing we’re involved in now.

“The Essex Senior Cup is a bigger cup than that.

“You always look forward to pinning yourself against the higher sides and they’re a good side so it will be a good test.”

One player who could be back involved is Tobi Joseph who has returned from injury and came off the bench in the 83rd minute of Hornchurch’s 1-0 defeat to Dereham on Tuesday.

“He isn’t match fit yet, we just threw him on as a last throw of the dice.

“Tobi is Tobi, he either sets the world alight or frustrates the life out of you, but his strength is he doesn’t know what he’s doing with the ball, so no body else does.

“He just takes a bit of time to come back from injury, but he’ll be involved more on Saturday and then get some minutes into him on Tuesday as well.”

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