Fenmen in need of a major boost
Wisbech boss Ian Jones is looking for a Ridgeons League Premier Division confidence booster against Stanway today at Fenland Park.The Fenmen slipped to a battling FA Cup defeat against old boss Dick Creasey at Holbeach before title contenders Soham snatched a 1-0 midweek win.
Wisbech boss Ian Jones is looking for a Ridgeons League Premier Division confidence booster against Stanway today at Fenland Park.
The Fenmen slipped to a battling FA Cup defeat against old boss Dick Creasey at Holbeach before title contenders Soham snatched a 1-0 midweek win.
"We are lacking a bit of confidence in our own ability at the moment," said Jones. "But that will change if we can get a positive result. We could have easily come away with a win from Holbeach and it took a fantastic goal from Soham to beat us. This last week has all been about performances, not results. We knew that it would be very difficult to get anything out of the games but that has now got to change."
Jones is forced into a reshuffle with Paul Cousins, Wayne Morton and Simon Oakley unavailable for Rovers' visit. Injured trio Grant Rider, Mark Jimson and Aaron Duke remain on the sidelines but Lee Day and Jason Pease have recovered from slight knocks.
"The next couple of games will give the young players a chance to shine," said Jones. "James Allen and Lewis Thompson both came on as subs on Tuesday and they will probably make their debuts."
Lowestoft joint boss Micky Chapman warns King's Lynn Reserves his side have not gone soft after conceding eight goals in their last two outings.
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"They will have seen our start to the season and seen we've shipped some goals, so they may come out and attack us," he said. "That could be to our benefit, as you don't become a bad side overnight."
Dale and Darren Cockrill are unavailable. Ian Smith (broken leg) faces a long spell out, but Ross King and Bradley Hough are poised to return. Marcus Saunders is an injury doubt.
Lynn Reserves include Jack Defty and Shaun Carey. Defender Daniel Buhlemann returns to the squad after being on first team duty at Corby in midweek.
Kirkley and Pakefield are without forwards Nathan Stone and Alan Remblance for the trip to CRC. Midfielder Wayne Twomlow (knee) is still sidelined.
Champions Wroxham have striker Ben Thompson returning for their toughest trip of the season to date when visiting Haverhill.