Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rebels fixture pile-up

Source: M.E.N.

Stuart Brennan

KARL Marginson is desperate to take FC United on a decent cup run - even if it means a fixture pile-up at the end of the season.

The Rebels travel to play Colne on Saturday (2pm) in the League Challenge Cup, and that means they will have gone four weeks without a league game when they return to Lancashire the following week to take on Bacup.

Bad weather forced postponement of the recent Curzon Ashton game and last weekend was left clear for possible involvement in the FA Vase.

All that inactivity has allowed title rivals Salford City to take over the top.

The Ammies slipped up at the weekend, losing at home to Glossop, which means FC are three points behind them with five games in hand. But the growing backlog holds no fears for Marginson, whose first team had a friendly workout against Trafford last night.

"We are buzzing and as long as the postponements don't get ridiculous I am happy. That's why we have a big squad," said Marginson. "A cup run is important."