Uhlsport Hellenic League
Published 14th September 2012
....Venning and the attacking midfielder will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's FA Vase Second Qualifying Round tie at Shrivenham.
The 18-year-old from Bridgwater has won England under-18s schools caps, taking part in the Centenary Shield last season.
He will be on the bench tomorrow, with boss Gerry Oldham happy to have brought in another option, with several players still sidelined.
Former Bredon front man Nick Hill stood on a nail last Friday and is ruled out, while Jack Oldham and Spike Rhodes remain unavailable with injuries and Jamie Hammond and Pat Sayce will undergo late fitness tests.
Oldham admitted he is frustrated not to have been able to name an unchanged team at any point so far this season, but the depth of his squad means Saracens lie third after eight Hellenic Premier Division fixtures.
"I am not too worried about the injuries because we have enough quality in the squad to cope, but it is frustrating not to have named the same back four for two games in a row this season," Oldham said. "We are a bit short in midfield so we've brought in Andrew. It's nice to have a break from the league and there is £750 prize money up for grabs if we win, which would be massive for the club and we've already had £550 for the first qualifying round win."
Saracens hit back from a goal down to defeat Shrivenham 2-1 in their league meeting a fortnight ago. "Shrivenham are a strong side and they will be hard to break down, but once again it's all about us," Oldham said. "If we are on our game, we don't have to worry about any other teams in our league and so we have to make sure we perform and we have a good chance of going through.
"All the teams in this competition are of our sort of standard and if we get through we have Ardley at home, but we will not think about that one until we've got this weekend's match out of the way."