By Ken Gaunt
Terry Brown says he is saddened by the club’s plight and the prospect of a ground-share with Farnborough Town, 20 miles away. But the former AFC Wimbledon and Aldershot manager insists the crisis will not deflect him from the job in hand with five league games remaining. That is finishing a tough season, both off and on the park, in style, seeing April in with a home game against Chesham United.
“I am disappointed with what is going on at the moment and the uncertainty about the club’s future. It is worrying.
“However my focus has not changed. It has to be finishing as high up the league as we can. We also have the Hampshire cup final to look forward to.”
Basingstoke will go into the match with confidence following a 1-0 win at St Ives Town thanks to a goal from Matt Partridge.
“We were fortunate in that we had our strongest squad for a long time. Hopefully that is a good indicator for Saturday.”
Chesham triumphed 4-0 in the corresponding fixture last December but since then they have parted company with long-serving manager Andy Leese.
“I feel the change was driven by the fans. It is the modern generation. They only want a winning team and do not see the bigger picture.
“Chesham turned us over earlier in the season. We did not really show up and I would really like to get revenge on them.”