Setchell has Fenmen training in snow in bid to fight off relegation

PUBLISHED: 15:36 10 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:53 02 June 2010

By ADAM LAZZARI WHILE many footballers enjoyed a rare Saturday afternoon off with their feet up, Wisbech Town player-manager Gary Setchell put his players through a training session in the snow and ice. Setchell said: It s important to keep the players

By ADAM LAZZARI

WHILE many footballers enjoyed a rare Saturday afternoon off with their feet up, Wisbech Town player-manager Gary Setchell put his players through a training session in the snow and ice.

Setchell said: "It's important to keep the players fit but it's more crucial to get them together.

"If you don't see them for 10 days it's easy to lose that bond and for them to forget what we're trying to achieve. I need to keep drumming into them that we need to fight for every point to stay in the Premier Division.

"Conditions were difficult so we mostly worked on fitness and I made sure we didn't do anything that could cause an injury."

The Fenmen were due to host Leiston on Saturday but the match was a victim of the weather.

Only three Ridgeons League fixtures survived, and all were in the Premier Division.

The Fenmen slipped one place to third from bottom after Norwich United's 2-0 win at Harwich and Parkeston and second bottom Woodbridge now just trail Wisbech by a point with a game in hand after beating bottom club Haverhill 3-1 at home.

Only the bottom two clubs go down after Whitton United dropped out of the league last month.

Second-top Kirkley and Pakefield drew 1-1 at home to Stanway Rovers, who Wisbech play away on Saturday.

Setchell said: "I think the Haverhill result has condemned them to relegation and there are four or five teams that could get the second relegation spot.

"Norwich United are spending a lot of money and I think they will get out of it.

"We've travelled to all of the top teams and have home games against several sides in the bottom half of the table, so it's all in our hands."

Paul Cousins and James McManus are both suspended for tomorrow's match while Ricky Muggleton and Aaron Butcher are both injured.


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