DANNY COWLEY admits today’s final game of the season at Farnborough will be bittersweet for him.
Fresh from retaining the Essex Senior Cup with a 5-0 dismissal of Billericay on Monday, the Beachboys boss says it is likely the Vanarama South trip to Cherrywood Road will be the last time this group of players run out together.
Cowley explained: “The last game of the season is always a bit sad for me because I know we will lose some of the boys over the summer, because that is the nature of football.
“Our performances in the FA competitions this season, winning the Essex Senior Cup again and challenging for the play-offs means some of our players will be able to pick their moves.
“And we wish them all the best with that because that is the Concord way – to help ambitious players realise their potential.
“I’m not sure what will happen but it will all come out in the wash in May and June.
“We accept that because with every promotion we have always lost good players in the summer, right back to the Ryman One North days when Lyle Taylor and Danny Heale left.
“But we will build again because the collective at Concord is always stronger than the individuals.
“And in terms of the dressing room this squad is probably the best group of players we have ever had.
“It is also a terrific team so I am glad they converted that into success with the cup win – and it was great to win that game in style too.
“But it is likely to be their last game together today so I hope they put on another performance to be proud of. And I am sure they will.”
A win today for Rangers at relegated Boro could see them finish the season in sixth in the table.
But Cowley (pictured above at the front) said: “It does not matter where they are in this table – all of the teams at this level would be towards the top of the Ryman Premier and none of them are pushovers.
“Farnborough got a good draw at Eastbourne last weekend so they are definitely not to be underestimated.
“But we are determined to finish as high as we can and get as many points as possible so we’ll be approaching it with the same endeavour we always show.”