Wisbech Town boss Steve Appleby has labelled this Saturday’s home game against Thetford Town as one of the most important fixtures of the season.

Appleby stressed: “We have a Vase game and Mildenhall and Dereham coming up in the league, but all I am concerned about is getting back on track against Thetford. It is as important to us as any of the other three and we have to win it.

“We have taken only two points from the last three games but we have been a bit lucky that Dereham and Mildenhall have dropped points. We have not lost too much ground, but at the same time we could have been taking advantage with the right results.”

Wisbech have already had one boost going into this week with Dubi Ogbonna turning down an approach from Ryman League side Wroxham.

Appleby said: “That was great news as you want to keep your best players. He is very happy at Wisbech and feels very settled at the club.”

The Wisbech manager also looks to have signed another good player in Deakan Napier who made an impressive debut at Felixstowe and was voted the manager’s man of the match.

“I felt we needed a wide player to replace Callum Reed and made a move when Deakan became available last week. He is a very speedy player and showed on Saturday he is a good addition to the squad.”

Lewis Sturman also made his debut as a second half substitute and is a dual signing from Boston United.

Appleby added: “Lewis has been training with us and did not have a game on Saturday and helped us out. He will not be with us this week, but we may have to ask if we can play him in the Vase although I am chasing another option at present.”

Rogan McGeorge, Steven Reid and Matt Lunn will be available again this weekend, but Anthony Reeve has begun a three-match ban.