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Evesham on a revenge mission

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: October 02, 2009

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MANAGER Paul West will be looking for a reaction from his Evesham United side when they travel to Stourbridge on Saturday (3pm).

West's men were knocked out of the FA Cup by the Glassboys last weekend, but have the ideal chance to avenge that defeat when they travel to the War Memorial Ground.

"The team talk takes care of itself really," said West. "I want to see a reaction from them following last week's defeat.

"We were disappointed to go out of the Cup but even more disappointed at a poor first half performance.

"We were better in the second half but it just wasn't meant to be on the day.

"Only four or five of them came out of the game with any credit and we can't afford that many passengers.

"I won't use big words like revenge but it does add a little bit of extra spice to the game, but the most important thing is that we go there and give a performance."

West will welcome back former Sutton Coldfield striker Justin Rowe, who missed Sunday's defeat through being cup tied.

However, former Wolves trainee Chris Cornes has left the club and has joined Stourport Swifts.

"We were served with seven days notice for Chris but I decided to waive it," said West.

"He's a talented lad and it didn't quite work out so it's probably best for all parties that he moves on."

With Cornes' departure, West will again enter the transfer market as he looks to strengthen his small squad.

"We'll look to bring in a couple of fresh faces, but they have to be the right kind of players," added West.

"We're looking mainly at wide players, someone to inject some pace and trickery into the side.

"We also need to bolster the midfield to get some competition for places in there.

"You have to get healthy competition in all areas of the team otherwise lethargy comes in.

"Fingers crossed we will have a few in by the weekend, but if not then we'll keep looking."

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    matt, linden  |  October 02 2009, 8:53AM

    Since when has Evesham been in Gloucestershire?