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WHITES: Harris not forgetting proven track record with Woking
TRUSTING Salisbury City boss Mikey Harris has given his players the green light to enjoy themselves over Christmas but reinforced a few ground rules ahead of their trio of clashes.
Their Christmas starter comes at the hands of local rivals Woking, who approach the match on the back of a three-match winning run in Skrill Premier.
But the Whites’ proven track record with Woking, winning six out of the previous ten meetings, is a statistic that sticks in Harris’s mind.
“Woking are a good side and their form shows they are on a good run,” the head coach told the Journal.
“It’ll be another difficult game.
"Particularly as away games are a concern, it’s always hard work.
“But we’ve got a good record at Woking, I think over the past couple of years we’ve had some good results and hopefully we can carry that on this season and when we play them again on New Year’s Day.”
Sandwiched in between the club’s reverse fixture with Garry Hill’s side, is Saturday’s (December 28) hosting of Barnet (3pm), where the Whites are looking to avenge September’s 3-1 defeat.
Two games in quick succession will prove tough for City but Harris has every confidence in his players’ well-being.
“It’s a case of the lads being sensible,” he added.
“They’re full-time professionals and they know how to look after themselves.
“We’ve reminded them of a few things but I’m not going to restrict them from going home and having a decent Christmas dinner and enjoying time with their family.
"Obviously they won’t be drinking or doing anything silly like that. They’ll be getting their rest in. As pre-match meals are concerned Christmas meals aren’t the worst thing you can have.”
Harris is unlikely to have Luke Ruddick, Brian Dutton available, while Rob Sinclair, Theo Lewis, Elliott Frear and Clovis Kamdjo could return.