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Wes knows what he is up against
TOWN keeper Wes Foderingham knows better than anyone what will being going through the Swindon Supermarine players’ heads when the two sides meet in their pre-season friendly tonight.
The game offers the Southern Division One South & West side the ideal opportunity to test themselves against professional opposition, and they will be looking to cause a shock against Paolo Di
Canio’s League Two champions at the Webbs Wood Stadium.
Foderingham was once in their position when he was playing for non-league side Bromley, and was given the chance to impress against Crystal Palace in pre-season having already been on trial at
The young keeper kept a clean sheet and earned himself the man of the match award, and believes his performance played a big part in him earning a permanent deal with the Eagles, having started his
career with Fulham.
“The only big team I played against when I was in the non-league was Crystal Palace before I signed for them, and I was on trial at Palace at the time,” he said.
“I had been on loan at Bromley the season before, and Lewis Price was going to play for Palace in that game and the manager
of Bromley called me and asked me if I wanted to play for them.
“It was good because it meant Palace would be able to have a real good look at me, and the game went really well because we drew 0-0 and I was man of the match, so I think that was part of the
reason they signed me.
“There are some good players in the non-league, and sometimes they just need to be given a chance.”
Foderingham is not expecting an easy game against Dave Webb’s side, and is convinced the Supermarine players will be out to impress just like he was.
“I wasn’t here at the beginning of last season when we played them, so they are not a team I have ever come across before, even when I was playing non-league football,” he said.
“All I know is that it will be a good game and there will be lots of fans there so it is important we play well.”
“The thing with these non-league sides is that they come out and try and do well and have nothing to lose so they play some good stuff.
“They want to prove they are good enough to play against the professionals, so there is an extra desire there so we have to be careful.”