Gallagher: Lowestoft Town will be spurred on

Lowestoft Town must use their FA Trophy disappointment to spur them on to greater things in the Ryman League Premier, according to joint manager Ady Gallagher.

Last weekend's shock defeat to Uxbridge saw the club miss out on a second round tie at Luton Town but Gallagher is adamant his side won't suffer any kind of hangover and is looking for his side to re-ignite their promotion chase – although that is not expected to start at home to Kingstonian on Saturday afternoon.

This weekend's game is set to be called off following an 8am pitch inspection, with the Crown Meadow playing surface frozen following the wintery conditions.

Tuesday night's 0-0 draw at Canvey Island was the first league action the Blues have tasted since playing Wealdstone early last month as a result of the recent weather and Gallagher is desperate for a run of games to allow his side to find their top form once again.

'The weather forecast is obviously a little ominous over the weekend, but I'm not worried about games we've got to make up,' he added.

'We've played a third of our games and there are still enough weeks in the season left for us to play our games without putting too much strain in the resources of our squad.'

The Lowestoft management team at least has the luxury of a virtually fully-fit squad to call upon, with only Greg Crane definitely out at present.

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Matt Nolan missed the draw at Canvey Island for a check up on the elbow injury that kept him out at the start of the season, but he is now available for selection. As is Dale Cockrill, who has shaken off a virus.

Lowestoft are due to travel to Cheshunt on Tuesday, for their Championship Manager Cup third round tie.