FA Vase quarter-finalists Wisbech Town urged to focus on UCL fixture

Hadleigh v Wisbech - FA Vase action. Pressure on the Wisbech goal.

Hadleigh v Wisbech - FA Vase action. Pressure on the Wisbech goal. - Credit: Archant

Joint-boss Dick Creasey has challenged his players to earn their shirt for Wisbech Town's huge FA Vase game – by forgetting about it for 90 minutes this afternoon.

The Fenmen welcome Northampton Sileby Rangers in the United Counties League Premier Division with many people's thoughts already starting to turn to next week's quarter-final at Sholing. But Creasey insists Town must simply focus on the task at hand today before they can even begin to think about the massive last-eight tie.

The Wisbech chief said: 'I've written in my programme notes that we've got to forget about the FA Vase this weekend. We've got a lot of work to do between now and then.

'We've got today's game, training, and lots of other preparing to do. I'm 90pc certain we'll have another body in next week, who can play in the FA Vase, so there's places up for grabs. We'll have 15 bodies to select from. Who's going to be in that side? I'll pick it, but it's down to the players and who performs today.'

Wisbech haven't played since they won their last-16 fixture in the national competition at Hadleigh United on February 15 to keep their dreams of reaching Wembley alive.

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Since then, electric frontman Tom 'TJ' James – who has scored in every Vase round that Town have competed in – and his team-mate Callum Stocks have both left the country to take up jobs in Australia.

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