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Dean Gill confident Wolves Casuals will soon start to fire

By Matt Maher | Grassroots | Published:

Boss Dean Gill is confident Wolves Casuals won’t keep firing blanks as they aim to kick-start their season against Pershore Town tomorrow.

Manager Dean Gill

Casuals were among the West Midlands Premier Division’s great entertainers last term, plundering 111 goals in just 38 league matches.

But they are yet to find the net this time around, with their opening two fixtures finishing goalless.

Gill has warned things won’t stay quiet for long. He said: “I have no doubt this team will score goals and we will soon be back to our best.

“I accept it might seem a little quirky that a team who scored so many goals last season hasn’t found the net. But it won’t be long until we are firing, I am sure of that.”

One area Casuals certainly haven’t struggled is in defence, the two clean sheets so far extending a sequence which has seen them keep 10 in their last 12 matches stretching back to last season.

Gill’s team warmed up for tomorrow’s visit of big-spending Pershore by hosting Stourbridge in a friendly on Tuesday night.

“We lost the match 3-0 but it was a great test for our lads against a team who play three levels above us. That is what we want,” added the Cassies boss.

“Yes, we would have liked a better start in the league but the reality is we have lost two matches in 10 months.

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“We went to Littleton last week after a gruelling FA Cup tie against Romulus and our energy levels were shot.

“To get a draw there was far from a bad result.”

Casuals will be without Kieran Miller and Lewis Gill tomorrow through suspension.

Dudley Town will be aiming to pull off a shock when they welcome early season pacesetters Shifnal Town.

The visitors have scored 17 goals in their opening three fixtures, including a 7-1 win over Dudley Sports last weekend.

Darlaston Town host Wem Town, while Dudley Sports entertain Smethwick Rangers.

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher
Football MMPJ - @mjmarr_star

Sports journalist for the Express & Star

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