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100-not-out for Squire as Albion travel to Birmingham

28th February 2020 | Category: General, Latest News
By Alfie Martin
Dean Squire is set to make his 100th appearance in a Plymouth Albion jersey tomorrow as the club make the trip to Birmingham Moseley for their latest National League One fixture (3pm).
The 24-year old centre is relishing the opportunity but insists that focus will be on the job at hand.
He said: “I’m really pleased to be making my 100th appearance this weekend. It’s a big achievement but my main focus will be on the game.”
Albion currently sits a comfortable 22 points and six places above Moseley in the National League One table.
But despite the positional advantage and the fact that Birmingham has only won once at home since November, Squire is wary of the challenge that lies ahead.
“There are no easy games in this league,” said the 24-year old. “No matter who you’re playing you know it will be a big challenge and I’m sure it will be one they will be up for, especially on their home turf.
“Every team wants to perform well at home and they have a point to prove, so we’ll be looking to go out and impose our game plan,” said Squire.
Plymouth Albion head coach James Scaysbrook praised the efforts of his players following their 49-10 victory of Cambridge last weekend.
Tries from Max Norey, Josh Skelcey, James Kenny and doubles for Joe Snow and Dan Collier sealed the deal come full time.
“The big thing we’ve spoken about was the attitude of our players and the attitude they took to the game last weekend,” said Scaysbrook.
“The work they put in across the game really drove the performance and we saw that on the scoreboard”.
Scaysbrook is also aware of the dangers that await at the end of their coach journey today but says that focus is on themselves going into the game.
He said: “We always have a look at our upcoming opposition for their strengths and weaknesses but we also have a big focus on ourselves.
“We look at how we’re going to prepare, the things we want to do well and continue to do well on the field.”
Just two changes have been made to the team that faced-off against Cambridge last weekend. Jamie Salter gets the nod at hooker while Squire starts at outside centre following Connor Eastgate’s concussion last week.
Scaysbrook commented on Eastgate’s condition after he was forced off the field for a Head Injury Assessment during last weeks game.
“Connor came off the pitch with a concussion last week and is following the return-to-play protocol, so he won’t be available this week.
“Albion coaches and medical staff will be assisting him with his return to the field in the near future.”

Photographer: Zoe Barton

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