Wait goes on for Lowestoft new boy as match is called off

Lowestoft Town's scheduled match with Mertsham was called off after a pitch inspection on Friday nig

Lowestoft Town's scheduled match with Mertsham was called off after a pitch inspection on Friday night. - Credit: James Bass

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher has warned supporters not to expect too much, too soon from Belgian winger Aristote Amisi Kameneno.

The former Nottingham Forest youngster signed for the Blues at the end of 2016 but is yet to make a first team appearance – and that won't change today, with the Blues' scheduled home clash with Mertsham being called off yesterday evening.

Kameneno has trained with his new team-mates but Gallagher won't be rushed into giving the 22-year-old wide man his debut.

'I know supporters want to see him but people have got to remember he hasn't played for over a year so we can't expect too much, too soon,' he said.

'We need to be realistic in our expectations of him.'

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Gallagher is working on a shoestring budget at Crown Meadow and has looked to the loan market in the past for reinforcements.

However, he admitted that no deals are imminent and there won't be any new arrivals before the weekend.

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'There's nothing happening at this moment in time but when we have a full strength side to choose from then we are a match for anyone at this level,' he said.

'It's just about us managing ourselves as well as we can. We are trying to play players through injuries, which is difficult.'

With Surrey side Mertsham facing a long trip for today's scheduled game an early inspection was arranged following the snow and rain that hit Lowestoft yesterday. The Crown Meadow pitch was found to be waterlogged and the game will now be re-arranged for later in the season.

The Blues now face three successive away matches in the Ryman League Premier Division, with a trip to Harlow Town on Tuesday evening followed by trips to Folkestone Invicta and Tonbridge Angela following on the next two Saturdays.

Norwich United's home match with play-off chasing Aveley in Ryman North hinges on a 9am pitch inspection. If the game gets the go ahead the Planters will be aiming to extend a run of three consecutive victories and five wins in their last six. Aveley currently sit in seventh place, level on points with fifth place Bowers and Pitsea, and beat Norwich United 2-1 at Mill Field during the Planters' disastrous October.

Wroxham's scheduled match at Brentwood was called off after a pitch inspection while Dereham's match at Great Wakering was still on on Friday night.

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