Friday, February 02, 2007

Fitness doubts over Bacup strikers


By Telegraph newsdesk

BACUP boss Brent Peters is sweating on the fitness of his two leading scorers ahead of the visit of FC United.

Peters is hoping Ian Barker and Lee Oldham recover for one of the biggest games at West View in recent years.

He said: "No team can survive without their two leading scorers and that has been the case with us in recent weeks.

"Both Ian and Lee will undergo late fitness tests ahead of the game so hopefully they can make it."

Peters is already without experienced striker Tony Carroll who injured himself at the gym this week.

Peters added: "If I could put out my strongest side then I think we could push FC United all the way.

"However, that is not the case. But if the players who come in can't raise themselves for a big game like this then there is something wrong.

"These are the games I love to get my teeth in to.

"We're expecting a crowd of more than 1500 so it will be an occasion to cherish and savour and hopefully the lads can get a results."