Mix and match for Diss, says Taylor

Robert Taylor has been teaching his young Diss players a few lessons as they get accustomed to life in the Ridgeons Premier Division this season.

And he will be hoping they have taken his message on board this afternoon when what he admits will be a patched-up side take on high-flying Wisbech Town at Brewers Green Lane.

Diss could be missing two defenders – Stef Gilding is unavailable while Stuart Garner has a back problem –- and with Taylor operating with just a 16-man squad, it mean he has a selection headache to sort out.

'It's a very big game and they will be a big miss for us at the back,' said Taylor.

'We don't have replacements. It messes up what we are trying to do. We haven't got a big squad as it is - we have only got 16 players and now we are down to 14.

Diss sit in eighth spot, but Taylor admits it's still a learning process.

'We are used to winning one, two, three or four nil. They have to learn that they won't be winning every game. It is going to be hard and they have got to try and keep positive, even if we are 1-0 down. It is hard to get their mentality like that because they are just used to winning.'

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Norwich United host Brantham Athletic with manager Paul Chick encouraged by recent performances although the Planters have just picked up a solitary point from their last two away games, a late defeat to Wroxham and a 2-2 draw at CRC.

'We have been creating the chances, which has been pleasing, we just need to convert more into goals and get the results our performances deserve', said Chick.

Chick is waiting on a late fitness test on Jon Lovelock but Tom Jeal and Scott Manning should both be available after recent injuries, Manning coming through a 15 minute substitute appearance with no concerns. Lee Hunter and David Cory are both still with long term injuries.

In other matches, Wroxham travel to Newmarket, Gorleston are at Haverhill and Great Yarmouth Town entertain CRC.

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