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Hornchurch boss McFarlane expects a tough test against Enfield Town

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:36 18 August 2018

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane during Wingate & Finchley match (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane during Wingate & Finchley match (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane says he will not be taking too much from their pre-season victory against Enfield Town when the two sides meet this weekend.

Hornchurch defender Kenzer Lee is out injured (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Hornchurch defender Kenzer Lee is out injured (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The Urchins will make the trip to the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on Saturday as they look to continue their impressive start to life in the Bostik Premier.

McFarlane’s side nicked a 2-1 victory in pre-season against Steve Newing’s men, but he knows it’s a whole different ball game now.

“I certainly will not be taking anything from the pre-season game as both teams were a shadow of what they actually are in that match,” he said.

“They’re one of the favourites in this title and they have some big name players in their squad.”

The boss praised Enfield’s quality and compared them to his side in the fact that they have a balance of youth and experience.

“They’ve got some quality players and in Billy Bricknell they have a proven goalscorer at this level and the league above.

“They’re much like us in the fact that they have a lot of youngsters, but also some experience in their side and I’d expect them to be up there or thereabouts come the end of the season.”

Despite having some older players in his squad, McFarlane knows his side have a lack of experience at this level, and feels they will just keep getting better as the season goes on.

“If you look through the squad most of my team have never played at Bostik Premier level, Callum Chafer in goal, Nathan Cooper, Jay Hursit, the list goes on.

“We’re babies when it comes to experience in this league and the more we learn the better we’ll get this season.

“One thing we know is if we play how we have in the first two matches is we will be a match for anyone.

“We will not get carried away though and in about 10 to 12 games time we will have more of an idea of how we will do this season.”

McFarlane is expecting every match to be a tough encounter throughout the campaign.

“Every game is going to be tough in this league, a bit like they were in the league we were in last year.

“I know we won comfortably in the end but we had to work hard in every game.”

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