SOUTHERN LEAGUE: ‘We won’t take Bridgwater lightly,’ says Supermarine chief Webb

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Swindon Supermarine boss Dave Webb has insisted his side cannot afford to take struggling Bridgwater lightly when they make the trip to Fairfax Park on Saturday.

Bridgwater sit in 20th place in the Evo Stik Division One South & West but did register their first league win of the season on Tuesday night against high-flying Tiverton, but Webb sees that result as a positive thing.

“One good thing that’s happened this week is Bridgwater have won,” he explained.

“They’ve got that win under their belt against Tiverton who were previously unbeaten.

“If anybody in our camp was thinking that Saturday’s game was going to be easy, that result certainly should’ve refocused anybody that had any doubts that this wasn’t going to be difficult.

“We won’t take them lightly because you can see from their recent results that they are improving.

“Tiverton are many people’s tip for promotion this season, they probably went to Bridgwater expecting to win the game and they didn’t.

“It’s possible one or two of my players might have gone into the game with that mindset but that result shows how strong this league is and anybody is capable on their day.”

However heading into Saturday’s match Webb has been rocked by the news that forward Bradley Gray has opted to leave the club.

“I’m disappointed to say that Bradley Gray has left the club,” he said.

“He’s a player we didn’t expect to lose or want to lose but he’s decided he wants to have a fresh start.

“We’ll have to move on and have a look at the squad depth and possibly look to add to the squad if we think it’s necessary.

“Connor Thompson and Zak Westlake are both unavailable because Connor gets married in America next week so they’re going to be missing the next three games.”

Supermarine also head into the match without the services of Ryan Wood (concussion) and Ryan Morgan (suspension).