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Kendal calling holds no fear

FC United manager Karl Marginson is relishing the task of taking on top of the table Kendal Town tomorrow knowing a win could really ignite the Reds’ season.

The Field, as they are known to many of their supporters, are two points clear at the top and are undefeated after six games whilst United lie in fifth place after winning the last three games. The Cumbrian side pipped United to a play-off place on the final day of the previous UniBond Premier Division campaign but the Reds put in a superb display to win 2-1 when they visited the Lakeland Radio Stadium in February.

And Margy is hoping for a similar result tomorrow. He said: "It’s going to be a tough game because they are a good team and are flying high at the moment but we’ve just got to keep on doing the things we’ve been doing. In the last three games we’ve been pretty solid at the back and with the attacking options we’ve got we will score goals."

One attacking option FC United won’t have tomorrow is Carl Lomax who has re-signed for North West Counties side Ramsbottom United. But the striker could be back in a red shirt later on this season as Margy explained: "Carl’s had a lot of different niggling injuries and he knows himself he’s just got to get himself fit.

"There were offers from other UniBond clubs but he didn’t want to be released by us so he’s gone down a level to get some games under his belt. He’s a really good striker and we’ll keep an eye on his progress. It’s a good deal for everybody."

Meanwhile, David Chadwick is set to continue with Rob Nugent at the back as Adam Tong is away on his brother’s stag do and Tunji Moses is available for selection after recovering from a cartilage problem. Margy may be tempted to continue with Danny Warrender in the centre of the park though. He said: "It’s one to monitor. If you look at the squad we have, there are many permutations because we’ve got a lot of versatile players."

Statisticians may like to know (and then argue over its accuracy!) that tomorrow will be Sam Ashton’s 150th appearance for the club. Margy was keen to pay tribute to his goalkeeper.

He said: "Sam has been magnificent since day one. He may have made some mistakes early on and mistakes always get blown out of proportion when a keeper makes them because they normally result in a goal. But I think you can count on one hand how many mistakes he’s made since he joined the club.

"Obviously, with Karl Lineghan coming in last season he’s got better and better. But it’s not just down to the coaching though, it’s also down to Sam’s great attitude. He always wants to learn and he is second to none in the amount of effort he puts into training."

Kendal Town versus FC United of Manchester is Saturday 5th September with kick-off 3pm. It’s pay on the gate with prices £8 for adults and £4 concessions. Get yourself to that football ground.

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First Posted ~ 13:38 Fri 4 Sep 2009
News ID ~ 2400
Last Updated ~ 12:56 Mon 21 May 2018