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Match Preview: Sussex vs Manchester - FA Futsal Super League

by Nathan Linley

Manchester will head into their final game of the 2018/19 campaign with an away trip to joint 2nd-placed side Sussex.

The Blues are unbeaten in their last six games in the FA Futsal Super League and will be willing themselves on to finish on a high, despite facing a Sussex side that inflicted a heavy defeat on the Blues in the previous encounter between these two teams.

Sergi Saldana’s men got past Southend 2-1 at the Leyton Score Centre in what was a cagey affair against the already relegated opposition, but the Blues did enough to bring the three points back to Greater Manchester. They are undefeated since their loss to York City way back on 10th March.

Sussex will go into the game in a bid to finish 2nd place in the table as they find themselves level with Loughborough, who also go into the game after a victory over Southend last time out.

Head Coach Sergi Saldana spoke with Manchesterfutsal.com and said that his side’s preparations for this game are not ideal but believes in rewarding his young players for their hard work and dedication this season.

“We can't prepare this game like last games because unfortunately we haven't had all players available for trainings last weeks and we've trained with mostly development players instead. 

“For that game we have plenty of players unavailable, so we are going to play with the most part with development players. We want to compete to finish the season in a good way and also, it will be an important test but at same time "a present" for these young players that are training always with us.” 

The final FA Futsal Super League game for the Blues this season takes place at the Sevenoakes School on Sunday, with a kick-off time of 12pm. Here’s to hoping that the Blues can finish the season on a seven-game unbeaten run.