The Wood are on their travels again this Saturday, Match 24 (3pm) when they face Aldershot Town, in the National League. Here’s our preview……..

Match Details

Away fans are usually housed in the South East corner of the ground. This includes 212 covered seats and a further 1,320 standing spaces.

Team News

The Wood have no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture.

Luke Garrard had a fully fit squad to choose from against Tranmere Rovers, and should once again have that luxury, with a full quota training this week.

Form Guide

The Wood beat Tranmere last time out in the league, with an impressive 2-1 victory.

The win was led by goals from Angelo Balanta and Bruno Andrade, as well as another strong performance from Grant Smith in goal.

The Wood’s latest unbeaten league run is up to eight matches, with just two losses since September.

The Win over Tranmere saw them move up to third place in the National League table, on 65 points.

A positive result against the Shots would further cement Wood’s place in the play-offs, with just eight games remaining.

Managed by 56-year-old Gary Waddock, Aldershot also sit within the National League play-offs, in sixth place, on 64 points.

The Shots have won just once in their last five matches, but have drawn three of those, as they continue their own play-off assault.

From the Dugout – Luke Garrard  

I think that they are fantastic. They have got a great squad; a great manager and he plays a style of football that is very attractive for the paying punter.

“They play on the front foot and they make it very expansive, I feel that they cause teams problems and I have done a lot of homework on them.

“I respect the fact that when they dominate the ball they can cause you problems. But, I think that we caused them a few problems in the return leg here back in August.

“I feel that if we can go about our business, like we did on that day, then we can cause them some issues, with regards to our pace and our turnovers.

“For me, it doesn’t get any easier. The next eight are going to be tough and obviously this is just the first of many more to come.

“I think these are the better games to be involved in, like on Saturday against Tranmere, a top five/six clash, it adds a bit of spice to it.”



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