Wigham happy for Park to get walkover in Essex Intermediate Cup
PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 November 2018
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The Saturday without a first-team fixture allowed the head coach at Crow Lane to watch the seconds
Romford & Gidea Park were given a walkover by Canvey Island in the quarter-finals of the Essex Intermediate Cup last weekend, but head coach Jordan Wigham wasn’t too unhappy to have no first-team game.
The Saturday off allowed him to go and watch the Crow Lane club’s seconds and he was impressed with what he saw.
And with a semi-final clash in the Essex Intermediate Cup to come later in the term, Wigham knows there are players ready to make the step up if required for the high-flying London Two North East side.
It all adds to the optimism growing at Park after a tremendous couple of months in both the league and cup.
Wigham said: “It would have been nice to have played Canvey Island to keep up our momentum and give the lads on the fringes and bench another opportunity to show what they have to offer.
“For us it’s all about making sure we have strength in depth and it’s all part of the learning and development of the squad.
“The walkover gave me an opportunity to go and watch some of the fringe players and players who I haven’t seen for a while in the twos, which was good.
“Some of those guys have really developed and we now have a better understanding of who we need to work a bit harder with while some are clearly ready to be given an opportunity for the next step, so Saturday was a very pleasing day in the end.”