Fenmen keepers fitness worry

March v Wisbech football match action'Lea Jordan
March v Wisbech football match action'Lea Jordan

FENMEN boss Steve Appleby will need to check the fitness of both goalkeepers before his finalises his squad for Saturday’s Thurlow Nunn Premier trip to Gorleston.

Tom Roberts – who played his first Wisbech Town senior game of the season on Saturday in the win at Kirkley because first-choice stopper Lea Jordan was injured – turned his ankle.

Appleby said: “Tom went over on his ankle, went to hospital afterwards, which is unfortunate for him as he had a good game.

“They slipped a pot on it as a precaution and he will go back on Tuesday to have it looked at.

“Lea has a slight tear and couldn’t move properly. It may be a week to 10 days.

“For both players it may be more positive towards midweek.”

Fenmen skipper Paul Cousins, who has missed the last two games with a pulled calf, is a doubt for Gorleston.

Appleby said: “It may be a slight tear and will be a three-week injury but with Paul it could be 10 days.

“We’d love to have him back but we’re not going to risk him. We’re desperate for him to play but not at all costs.”

Anthony Reeve had a groin strain which caused him to miss the weekend and may be a doubt.

Appleby said: “We had a morale-boosting win and go to Gorleston in good stead after we bounced back well from Kettering and our first half performance.

“There is no reason why we can’t go and get the three points, and Gorleston will be thinking the same. It will be a nice challenge.”

On Tuesday in the league cup Wisbech host March Town.