Football:Matthews lays down the law

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Ferey, who has played in the competition previously under former manager Ron Harris, has been in good form for Jersey Scottish this season.Matthews has included Ferey’s team-mate Jed McConnell for the first time, McConnell too has been impressing for the flybe.

Combination Division I leaders and in his last two games in the past week he has scored twice against Wanderers and the Portuguese Club.Matthews, who has named a squad of 20 for training at 10 o’clock on Sunday at the IJ Bathe Field, said: ‘I’ve watched Scottish a few times and both Craig and Jed have impressed me.

They have both been turning in consistent performances.

We know how strong Craig is as a defender while Jed is a hard-working midfielder.

He rarely gives the ball away and when he gets forward he knows where the goal is.’.First Tower captain Chris Carter returns following injury while Scottish play-maker Charlie Smith misses out as he will be serving a one-match suspension.Matthews added: ‘I’m looking for discipline to improve from everyone.

I can’t build a squad around players if they are out suspended.’The majority of suspensions are for stupid things like arguing with the match officials or kicking the ball away in dissent.

The players are letting themselves, their clubs and the Island down when they do that.’I’m going tell the players what I expect from them where they are playing for the Island or their clubs and I hope they take on board the message I want to put across.’Jersey’s squad for the Sussex game is: Jimmy Styles, Chris Andrews, Chris Hamon (all Jersey Wanderers); Casey Hickling and Chris Carter (both First Tower); Chris McNabb, Gordon Brodie, Craig Ferey, Jed McConnell, Ross Crick and Dave Brodie (all Jersey Scottish); Luc Le Mière (Grouville), Gary Freeman (St Peter) and James Hayward, Allan Brown, Paddy O’Toole, Dave Le Roux and Jimmy Reilly (Trinity); James Fortune and Lee Bradshaw (St Paul’s).

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