Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ossett Town set for FC United of Manchester test

01 April 2009

By Nick Rigg

OSSETT Town boss Simon Collins is looking forward to seeing how his troops match up to FC United of Manchester in front of a bumper crowd at Gigg Lane tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Manchester United breakaway club play in front of the biggest average crowds in the UniBond Premier League, with almost 2,000 fans attending their home matches this season.

And Collins is looking forward to seeing how his side will cope at Bury's Gigg Lane ground tonight.

Town are also looking to avenge the 4-0 defeat against Karl Marginson's men in the reverse fixture at Ingfield earlier this season.

"It's a big game going to a Football League ground and with them (FC United) being so well supported," he said.

"It's going to be interesting to see if the lads can stand up to the pressure of playing in that environment and whether they'll thrive on that kind of pressure.

"We certainly owe them one because they beat us convincing at our place, and I'm sure it'll be a much improved performance from that game."

FC United will be desperate to bag all three points as they sit on the edge of the UniBond Premier Division play-off spots with the season coming to its 'business end'.

But Town will be equally as desperate to pick up a positive performance to show how far they've come since the last time they met.

For match report and full preview ahead of this weekend's UniBond Premier League games, see Friday's Wakefield Express Sport and http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/.