Lowestoft Town prepare for first ‘nightmare’ midweek trip in the Vanarama Conference North

Micky Chapman knows his Blues are giving it everything they have. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Im

Micky Chapman knows his Blues are giving it everything they have. Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd. - Credit: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images

Lowestoft Town's geographical woes will reach new levels this evening when they partake in their first away midweek fixture.

The Trawlerboys have battled more than admirably after being switched into the Vanarama Conference North following promotion. But their latest long journey could come at a cost with some players and staff struggling to get time off work for a 12.30pm departure to Worcester.

Joint boss Micky Chapman said: 'It is a nightmare. We said at the start of the season it was going to be a problem, the away trips, and it's worse in midweek.

'I'm struggling to get off work and I won't know until this morning. It's the same with one or two others. We've all got understanding jobs but in some circumstances it doesn't always work out, and this could be one of those situations. I don't want to be away from it, but the boys will be fine either way.'

Chapman could miss out leaving just Craig Fleming to man the touchline with Ady Gallagher also unavailable to make the trip. Dan Gleeson is definitely absent but Sam Gaughran and Curtis Haynes-Brown should be fine after shaking off injuries. Erkan Okay is a slight doubt while Andrew Fisk returns after missing Saturday's 0-0 draw with Harrogate.

Chapman added: 'They're a fantastic bunch of lads, we're still adjusting, but they've stuck together. They've done the club proud but we're not stupid. We know it's still early days at this level.'