FA CUP: Chapman hoping Garrod will be fit for cup

Tony Garrod
Tony Garrod

Ian Chapman is hoping striker Tony Garrod will be fit for Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Dartford.

Brandon Diau has doen a great job deputising for first choice Garrod, including a hat-trick against Kingstonian in the 5-1 win last week.

But Chapman believes Garrod helps the Hillians play a better style of football.

Chapman said: “Tony Garrod is hopefully going to train this week with a view to playing Saturday.

“It’s not knocking Brandon at all.

“Brandon has got a hat-trick and is a great member of our squad but Tony is a different type of player and I feel when we play Tony we play better football because we don’t go so direct.

“Brandon’s been brilliant for us and he is a great option to have but Tony is a real decent footballer at this level.”