Ghosts eager despite long fixture lay-off

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Fakenham Town will be looking to get back in action this weekend, after the Ghosts’ match with Kirkley was postponed last Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.

The postponement means that Wayne Anderson’s side are yet to kick a ball in 2015, and their last outing was four weeks ago when they played host to Norwich United.

Despite the fixture frustration, Anderson was remaining positive and he told the Lynn News that his squad is fit and healthy and ready to return to action.

He said: “I had 20 players to choose from for the Kirkley game and whatever side we would have chosen would have also meant a very strong bench.

“We have a lot of good options at the moment and some players would have been really unlucky to miss out on the squad altogether.

“Now everyone is fit and available we have decisions all over the pitch and have a lot of competition for places.

“Robbie (Harris) would have been involved against Kirkley as he had his plaster cast off a few days before the game.

“He said to me on the Friday night that he wanted to be a part of the squad if he could, which shows his devotion to the club, and he will be in the squad on Saturday.

“That’s a good headache to have as we have Kyle Plumb back now too. He started and did very well against Norwich United just after Christmas, and Ashley Jarvis has been tremendous for us too.”

The Ghosts host FC Clacton tomorrow in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, with the visitors looking to bounce back from an embarrassing 11-3 defeat to Godmanchester Rovers last weekend, leaving Clacton third from bottom with Fakenham going into the game in eighth place.

In the First Division, Swaffham Town travel to Stowmarket Town tomorrow, kick-off 3pm, as the Pedlars look to close the gap between themselves and the three sides above them in the table, as they continue their push for promotion to the Premier.

The Shoemakers Lane side will be hoping that local rivals in 11th-spot Downham Town can have a positive influence on their promotion push when they host third placed Debenham LC this weekend and the Memorial Field outfit have the opportunity to climb one place to 10th depending on other results.

Eighth-spot King’s Lynn Town Reserves entertain 12th-place Team Bury.