Thursday, February 21, 2008

Treble chance

21/ 2/2008

FC UNITED manager Karl Marginson is getting treble vision as his side prepare for a crunch clash at title rivals Bamber Bridge.

The reds have made up valuable ground in the UniBond first division north and are in the latter stages of two cups, leading the gaffer to predict a three-way trophy haul come May.

Speaking after FC’s 3-0 demolition of title rivals Skelmersdale on Saturday, Margy said: "We’ve got key players back and were looking good, especially after the way we played against Skem. They gave us a bit of a going over in October but we certainly made up for it.

"We’ve got a lot of young lads, who got thrown in at the deep end when we had injuries earlier in the season. They did very well but we missed having the experienced heads in there. Now we’ve got skipper Dave Chadwick back and striker Stuart Rudd firing again.

"We have a very good chance of winning the treble. I think we can win most of our games. With other clubs falling away above us in the league and us having games in hand with all of the recent postponements, we are very confident."

Margy added: "Bamber are another side up at the top. They showed us up earlier in the season and we want to prove how far we’ve come since then. We hope to put in a similar display to the one we turned in against Skem and it will send another message to the sides around us that we mean business."

The game at Bamber Bridge’s Irongate Ground on Saturday, February 23, will kick-off at 3pm. Admission costs £7 for adults and £4 for concessions.

A league meeting is set to take place this weekend to decide on any possible punishment for FC after their scheduled home game with Woodley was postponed by Bury on Wednesday, February 6.