Jarvis joins fray as Wroxham head back to Essex

Ashley Jarvis, right, has joined Wroxham. Picture: Ian Burt

Ashley Jarvis, right, has joined Wroxham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Wroxham will have new recruit Ashley Jarvis in their squad today when they head to Essex for the second time in a matter of days.

The Yachtsmen travel to Thurrock, and will be hoping for a better result than on Tuesday when they lost 5-4 at Maldon & Tiptree.

Jarvis has arrived from Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Fakenham Town – following his former manager Neil Jarvis, who is Stewart Larter's new assistant at Trafford Park.

The player had been on the Yachtsmen's radar since scoring a brace against them in the FA Cup earlier this season and the appointment of Neil Jarvis put them in the driving seat for his signature, with other clubs hovering.

But while Larter will also be pleased to welcome back Matt Halliday, Nathan Stone and Ollie Ebbage, he is without Jack Garrod (injured), David Hinton (unavailable), Michael Somerfield (injured), goalkeeper Elliot Pride (injured), Stephen Taylor (unavailable) and the suspended Jackson Ramm.

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Full-back Ramm was sent off on Tuesday – his third dismissal of the season since joining from King's Lynn in mid-September. It means Ramm will be missing for the next four games as he serves his suspension for the second of his reds, which will be followed by a further suspension for Tuesday night's red.

Wroxham have called up young goalkeeper Kingsley Barnes from the Under 21s.

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Third-placed Thurrock will be tough opponents – they have won four of their last six league games and dangerman Ross Wall has bagged 13 league goals this season.

Wroxham fought back from 5-1 down on Tuesday and Larter will be hoping for a similar fighting spirit, although he said his side were 'too naïve without the ball and too easy to break down. Two things that in the previous game (Thamesmead) they were not'.

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