Guernsey FC: Tony Vance hails 'incredible' squad

Tony Vance

Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance has praised his "incredible" side as they prepare to play their final four league fixtures in as many days.

Guernsey must win every game and hope leaders Egham Town do not win their final fixture to win the title.

"The boys have been absolutely incredible and I can't praise them highly enough," he told BBC Guernsey.

"To go through something like this is beyond words, I hope they get their rewards." Vance added.

Guernsey host Dorking on Friday, Hartley Wintney on Saturday, fourth-placed Epsom & Ewell on Sunday and eighth-placed Farnham Town on Monday.

He has top-scorer Ross Allen available after a rib injury while 44-year-old England international and club president Matt Le Tissier may be called upon for the second time this season.

But skipper Sam Cochrane will miss the entire programme because of a hamstring problem which could rule him out of the Muratti with Jersey later this month.

Guernsey played 16 games in April and face the fixture backlog due to a combination of the club's and wet weather which meant their

"I'm looking forward to it because it's a momentous challenge," Vance said.

"We're in the home strait, we know what we need to do, it's just a question of hopefully we'll do it, but it is a tough ask.

"I hope we get enough points and then we can really be proud.

"But irrespective of that we're going to be proud whatever, because to be in the mix going into the final weekend is something very special I believe."

As for selecting a side, Vance says he has not thought beyond the first game.

"You literally pick a team for Friday, see who's ready for Saturday, make some changes here and there so there are some fresh legs, and see if that's enough.

"We might have to take someone off after 60 minutes, even if he's having an absolute blinder, but we have to do that to save their legs because we know we'll need them for the following games."

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