Hares Hit by Fixture Pile-up

PUBLISHED: 11:50 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 02 June 2010

MARCH Town United s squad could be tested to its limit in the coming weeks but manager Brett Whaley has ruled out bringing in any fresh faces before today s transfer deadline. He said: We brought in striker Marc Boucher a couple of weeks ago but I m not

MARCH Town United's squad could be tested to its limit in the coming weeks but manager Brett Whaley has ruled out bringing in any fresh faces before today's transfer deadline.

He said: "We brought in striker Marc Boucher a couple of weeks ago but I'm not looking to sign anyone else now.

"With the resources we have at the club it's really difficult to find the right player that will strengthen the squad and is willing to play for the wages we are offering and I can't see us coming to any agreements."

The Hares are due to play their first match in 21 days tomorrow when they face Debenham LC away in the Ridgeons First Division.

The players will be eager for action after being frustrated at seeing their last two fixtures postponed due to unfit pitches.

They were due to host rock-bottom Fakenham Town on Saturday and then play Downham Town on Easter Monday.

Manager Brett Whaley said: "It's been a very frustrating time for us. We were heavily beaten in our last two matches and the players want to get out there and put things right.

"These fixtures will have to be rearranged before the end of the season and we will have quite a backlog to get through so the squad will be tested to the limit."

March will be missing centre-back Luke Walker who has damaged ankle ligaments and midfielder Chris Huthcraft, who has a knee injury.

Striker Ashley Brand, the club's leading goal-scorer for the past four seasons, should be in the squad but is recovering from a bout of appendicitis and working towards match fitness.

Whaley said: "Debenham made a great start to the season but have struggled a bit lately. But they have some good players and are a decent side so I'm expecting a tough match.

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