Dereham Town must not allow FA Trophy disappointment to linger

Dan Morphew is back in the Dereham squad. Picture Paul Chesteron/Focus Images

Dan Morphew is back in the Dereham squad. Picture Paul Chesteron/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/phcimages.com

Manager Matt Henman expects Dereham to bounce back after their 2-0 defeat to Sholing on Tuesday as they bowed out of the FA Trophy in the second round of qualifying.

Despite their midweek defeat the Magpies have lost just one out of their last six league matches and Henman is feeling confident his side will be at the races when they welcome Chatham to Aldiss Park today (3pm kick-off).

'It was a disappointing night on Tuesday but are still in a very good run of form in the league and we will be looking to carry that on and right some wrongs from when we travelled to Chatham on the first day of the season and suffered a 3-0 defeat after not playing practically well at all,' Henman said.

'We will be forced into making one or two changes for the match with Jay Eastoe-Smith and Sam Borrer missing through work commitments, Dan Morphew comes back into the squad, which is brilliant for us.

'The other change to the squad will be that Liam Upton will replace Luke Bailey on the bench just because Luke Bailey needs minutes which he will get with our reserves and Liam obviously did very well when we was playing for us before he got knocked out against Great Wakering.'

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