Reynolds: I should be fit for Wembley

Lowestoft Town goalkeeper Andy Reynolds is hoping to win his battle to be fit for his side's FA Vase final at Wembley. The Blues are away to Felixstowe & Walton United in the Ridgeons League Premier Division today.

Lowestoft Town goalkeeper Andy Reynolds is hoping to win his battle to be fit for his side's FA Vase final at Wembley.

The Blues are away to Felixstowe & Walton United in the Ridgeons League Premier Division today.

But with the 20-year-old having suffered all kinds of problems with his dislocated hip against Whitley Bay in Town's FA Vase semi-final second leg last weekend, his thoughts are already turning to getting fit in time for Town's big day on May 11.

"It's the biggest occasion, even for professionals it would be the biggest occasion," said Reynolds. "I've now got until May 11 to get fit and Adam Rix has now got his chance to push me.

"And for the rest of us, this may even make us finish the season slightly stronger in the league because every player will want play at Wembley. It's really important now that we do kick on and who knows. We'll turn up not wanting to be overawed by the occasion but wanting to win as well."

Sadly it was not how things panned out in Town's first return to league action following their semi-final heroics last weekend.

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The Blues were hammered 5-0 by Dereham Town on Tuesday night and have several players still recovering from the physical and emotional exertions in the north east.

But getting their first choice keeper fit remains a top aim for Lowestoft's joint managers Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher. Since last weekend, Reynolds has suffered a bad reaction to the injury, with his leg swelling up, but he is hoping he will be fit in time for his home town's historic day .

"The plan is not just to be back in time for Wembley but ideally to get a couple of games under my belt before then," added Reynolds, who joins Matty Potter and Russell Stock on the sidelines today. Jamie Godbold (ankle) is also doubtful, Darren Cockrill and Neil Plaskett are struggling with hamstring strains and Dale Cockrill is suspended.

Wroxham entertain Haverhill hoping for all three points as they prepare for the big Ridgeons Premier showdown at Needham Market next Thursday night. Damian Hilton's men snatched a late two-goal victory over Norwich United on Tuesday to stay in contention, but the manager accepts there is absolutely no room for manoeuvre.

"It's a massive game at Needham, we have to win to gain the edge in the running, more especially as Soham and Needham have to meet in the final game of their campaign," said Hilton.

Dereham head to Ipswich Wanderers. Adam Gusterson (knee) is ruled out and Sam Willis (hamstring) doubtful. Jason Hunt is added to the Magpies' squad while defender Greg Devlin will play for the reserves after re-joining the club from Diss.

Kirkley and Pakefield bid to extend their eight match unbeaten home run at Walmer Road against Harwich and Parkeston. Chris Henderson serves the first of a two-match ban, but Jamie Stokeld returns to the squad.