Wisbech Town boss Appleby admits he may have to rest injury-hit key players

WISBECH Town boss Steve Appleby has admitted that he may be forced to rest some of his key players as injuries continue to hit the table-topping Fenmen.

Captain Paul Cousins is struggling with an achilles problem while striker Chris Bacon picked up an ankle injury in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Stanway Rovers.

The pair are the latest additions to a Fenmen treatment room which includes injured goalkeepers Ricky Lovelace, Tom Roberts and Lea Jordan.

St Ives Town’s Niall Conroy deputised between the sticks for Saturday’s win but King’s Lynn Town shot-stopper Alex Street looks set to make his Wisbech return this weekend.

Appleby said: “We’ve got lads going through the pain barrier at the moment and it means that I’ll have to rest people.

“We’ve got a good balanced squad and we’ll need everybody this season.”

The Fenmen went top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division after goals from Dubi Ogbonna, Ollie Gale and Adam Millson helped them come from behind to beat 10-man Stanway.

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Appleby said: “It was an eventful week with the keeper situation but it was nice to get three points at the end of it.

“I rate Stanway and they will be top five or six so it’s nice to take points off them.

“In the last couple of seasons we’ve struggled to break teams down in those kind of games, but this time we managed to turn a draw into a win.

“It’s always a nice feeling to be top of the league but we can’t get carried away. We need to be there at the end of the season - not now.”

Wisbech host Wivenhoe Town, who have lost their last five games, on Saturday.