Hares eye up a King’s Lynn clash

MARCH Town have a real incentive to win Saturday’s FA Cup-tie at Wellingborough with a home tie against King’s Lynn in the next round.

Manager Paul Crosbie had Wellingborough watched at the weekend in their friendly against Thrapston, who March also meet in the FA Vase on September 1.

“I had a couple of people watch the friendly and I know we will face a tough game at Wellingborough, but the players are full of confidence and belief after the Debenham game. They are already buzzing about the prospect of playing King’s Lynn if they win.

“That is a real incentive for everyone and should provide the motivation for the players. I have not been involved in a FA Cup game for 20 years so I am really looking forward to Saturday.”

Crosbie is confident that Sam Darlow should be fit for Saturday after coming off in the first half at Debenham.

He added: “He stretched when making a good tackle and felt his hamstring so we took him off to stop risking any further damage.

“Aaron Bailey and James McDonough, who were unavailable at Debenham, are both back in the squad for Saturday so we should be at full strength. All clubs want a good cup run and it would be great to get King’s Lynn to the GER in front of a big crowd.”

Crosbie is hoping to have a couple of players from a club from two levels above March at training later this week.

“They are coming to look at us and we will look at them. It is right that they can fit into a very good dressing room at present.

“The club are keen to let some of their promising youngsters go on loan so this could be a good option for us, but nothing will happen in time for Saturday,” he said.