GARRY Kimble will give recent signings the opportunity to impress when Great Wakering Rovers face White Ensign in a friendly tonight.

Just seven days after featuring in a well-attended friendly against Hashtag United, Wakering will go head-to-head with another Eastern Senior League Division One South side.

And Kimble believes the encounter, which is set to take place at Burroughs Park, will be beneficial for both sides.

“Games are better than training,” said the Wakering chief.

“Everyone gets up to match tempo and the intensity is much better than in training.

“The match with Hashtag was good for us and there was a great crowd for the game.

“I prefer to watch the boys playing in proper games because it gives them a better opportunity to show what they can do and nothing beats a real game.

“There might be a couple of trialists involved in the game, but the most important thing will be for me to look at the ones that have recently joined us and those who have not been getting many minutes on the pitch.”

Wakering, who claimed a comeback win against Romford at the weekend, were 2-0 winners when they took on Eastern Senior League Division One South table-toppers Hashtag seven days ago.

And White Ensign will provide another stern test as they are enjoying an impressive season under the stewardship of player-manager Brett Munyard.

White Ensign, who are enjoying their first season in the Eastern Senior League Division One South, are second in the standings and only two points adrift of Hashtag having registered 17 wins from their first 23 matches of the campaign.

And Kimble is looking forward to the friendly.

“It will be a good test for us because they are having a good season,” added Kimble.

“I’m looking forward to it and we got a win against Romford after beating Hashtag, so hopefully we can do the same this week.”

Marc Gorbell, Lewis Jaggs and Matthew Rush made their debuts as Wakering improved their hopes of remaining in the Isthmian North with a victory over Romford.

And Kimble has tipped Rush, who has joined on loan from Southend United, to flourish while with Wakering.

“Matt is highly-rated at Southend and I’m pleased to have signed him,” admitted Kimble.

“I’d like to thank the chairman, Dave Patient, for getting the deal done.

“I think he will be lively and improve by playing men’s football regularly.

“Marc played ever so well and Lewis also impressed me.”