Appleford is raring to go

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MILDENHALL Town manager Christian Appleford is raring to get back to Ridgeons League Premier Division action tomorrow against Woodbridge Town (3pm) after enduring a host of postponed matches.

The heavy snowfall that swept across the region in previous weeks played havoc on the football fixture list, resulting in Town missing out on matches against Gorleston and Norwich United due to postponements.

As well as disrupting training sessions, the poor weather also halted Hall’s current resurgent form which has seen them only suffer one defeat in their previous four league matches and although Appleford, was disappointed with the postponements, he believes it could have a positive impact on his players tomorrow.

“I am just really looking forward to getting back to some matches after the postponements,” he said.

“We only managed to train for the first time on Tuesday evening, which a lot of the wives and girlfriends didn’t appreciate but we desperately needed it.

“It was also a bit of a pain having a recent run halted because we were looking to build on a last victory over FC Clacton.

“The players will be not be as sharp as they were and will be lacking match fitness, but that could inspire them with the hunger to play again, they will be raring to get out there again and they will be desperate to impress.”

Appleford will be without midfield duo Steve Harley, through suspension, and Craig Skipp, who continues to step up his recovery from injury, for the visit of eighth-placed Woodbridge, but is still hopeful of claiming victory.