Dereham boss looking forward to clash with in-form Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 16:44 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 23 March 2018

Dereham's Jamie Forshaw is moving ever closer to full fitness. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham's Jamie Forshaw is moving ever closer to full fitness. Picture: Ian Burt

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Dereham hope to finally get back into action after the postponement of their last three league games.

The Magpies travel to Potters Bar, who have moved up to third place in the table after a string of impressive victories while

Dereham are sixth, one of several teams looking for a play-off place.

“We’re looking forward to playing the form team in the league,” said manager Neal Simmons. “It will be a tough challenge away from home, but one that we have prepared for well. Thank you to Bradenham for playing us in a hastily arranged friendly on Tuesday night in a bid to try and improve our match sharpness. We welcome Seamus Kelleher and Andy Howell into the squad since our last fixture. All of our niggling injuries have gone and Jamie Forshaw is seven to 10 days away from returning.”

Getting Forshaw fit again will be a big bonus for Dereham who, like many others, face an intense run-in – on Tuesday night they host close rivals Maldon & Tiptree.

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