WISBECH Town are off to the seaside on Saturday chasing a fifth successive win in the game against FC Clacton in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.
Manager Steve Appleby is expecting striker Chris Bacon and skipper Paul Cousins to return to the side after missing the win against Wivenhoe last weekend.
He admitted: “Paul’s achilles injury had improved by Saturday and was so desperate to play but I felt it was best to try and rest him a bit more and put him on the bench just in case we did need him.
“Chris was still struggling with his ankle injury but he will have had 14 days rest by the time we play Clacton and I am very hopeful he will be able to play. We certainly miss them as they a big part of the squad not only for their play but the way they use their experience to drag the team up in games when we are not doing so well.”
Clacton have won just once in 10 league games and sit second from bottom but Appleby is certainly not taking anything for granted.
“We will give them the same respect as any team we play because there are no easy games in this league. We have got ourselves in a good position at the top of the table and keep plugging away and keep our feet on the ground. We will go there looking for another three points.”
Alex Street will continue in goal but Appleby is hoping Lea Jordan will be back fit by October 27 as Street will be playing for King’s Lynn in the FA Trophy on that date.
Stacy Cartwright is still two to three weeks away from a return after his nose operation but Anthony Reeve returned against Wivenhoe and played just over an hour with no reaction.
Lewis Clayton who was on the bench but did not come on is expected to have an outing with Leverington this weekend as part of the link up between the two clubs.
Wisbech are in action next Tuesday night when they entertain Linton Granta in the Cambs Invitation Cup.
Granta finished last season as Cambs Premier Division Champions, but have not started this season so well with just four wins from nine league games.