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Reds ready for giant-killers

FC United look to succeed where League Two leaders Wycombe Wanderers and Blue Square Premier promotion chasers Wrexham have failed in recent weeks - by beating Eastwood Town at Coronation Park.

Along with Histon, The Badgers have become this season’s FA Cup giant-killers claiming the scalps of well known clubs much higher than them on the football pyramid. As well as their cup heroics, the Nottinghamshire side have been in a rich vein of form in the league - winning six out of the last seven games and are sitting pretty in fifth place with four games in hand over the leaders Hednesford Town. On top of this, Eastwood have suffered just one defeat at home all season - to Ilkeston in the FA Trophy in October.

Despite this impressive record, FC United manager Karl Marginson is in confident mood ahead of Saturday’s UniBond Premier Division clash. Margy said: "The performance against Hednesford last week was magnificent. The result was great but it’s the manner in which we played that really pleased me.

"We are playing great football at times and last week proved beyond doubt we can compete with the best in this league. What we have to start doing now is adding consistency to our game.

"We lost to Eastwood at home a couple of weeks ago, but I have learned from that. I should have changed our system a bit earlier once I saw the way they had set up, and that will be in my mind this time."

Margy is expecting to welcome back some of his more experienced players who were missing from Tuesday night’s Challenge Cup defeat at Woodley. Liam Foster is a doubt for tomorrow after picking up an ankle injury in that game, but Danny Warrender has been declared fit to play despite being slightly wounded in an incident in Manchester city centre on Sunday night.

Kyle Wilson will lead the attack looking to add to his incredible tally of 22 goals in 24 games - a statistic which makes him the leading goalscorer in all of English football. Tommy Turner is expected to make his third appearance for the Reds by partnering Wilson up front.

Margy has a variety of options in midfield with a number of talent players pushing for a place in the team. At the back he’ll have to decide whether to give Rob Nugent and David Chadwick their second game of the season together after they successfully shut out Hednesford or instead recall the young Adam Turner.

Eastwood Town versus FC United is Saturday at 3pm and it’s pay on the gate. Get yourself to that football ground.

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First Posted ~ 22:47 Fri 5 Dec 2008
News ID ~ 1973
Last Updated ~ 12:55 Mon 21 May 2018