Monday, November 24, 2008

Fitness race for Chadwick

Stuart Brennan


FC UNITED skipper Dave Chadwick is struggling to shake off a flu bug ahead of Sunday's FA Trophy clash with Boston United at Gigg Lane (3pm).

The Rebels stalwart was sent home from work on Friday after feeling the effects of the illness in Wednesday's home defeat by Eastwood Town.

Chris Baguley faces a late test on a tight hamstring, and Adam Turner is trying to shake off a dead leg, as FC seek to progress into the first round proper, when the non-league big guns join the draw.

"We want an FA Trophy run for our fans," says manager Karl Marginson. "But Boston will be a difficult game. They have beaten us at home in the league, although since then they have been on a bad run.

"It's surprising what playing at Gigg Lane in front of a couple of thousand fans can do for a visiting team.

"They sacked their manager last week, so hopefully they will be in a bit of turmoil."