Fleming links up with Blues

PUBLISHED: 07:30 23 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 10 September 2010

Ex-Norwich City and King's Lynn defender Craig Fleming has joined Ridgeons Premier Division Lowestoft's backroom staff as a first team coach. Fleming and former Canaries' fitness coach Dave Carolan have linked up with Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher at Crown Meadow.

Ex-Norwich City and King's Lynn defender Craig Fleming has joined Ridgeons Premier Division Lowestoft's backroom staff as a first team coach.

Fleming and former Canaries' fitness coach Dave Carolan have linked up with Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher at Crown Meadow.

Lowestoft look for a third consecutive league win at Walsham-le-Willows today after booking their place in the next round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over St Ives.

“We are very, very lucky to have them,” said Chapman. “These guys can make a difference to the whole squad on the fitness and coaching side, more so than any new player. The lads are buzzing, the atmosphere at training is amazing and we can see the difference already in terms of fitness levels and the fast-tempo to our game. With the money that is being spent on players at the moment what we have got is fantastic. We are working as a group together and they have brought new ideas and a real professional feel to the club.

“Our next two games are really big games for us. They are our first two away games and we will have to make sure we are totally focused and do our jobs individually to collectively succeed.”

Wroxham's Josh Carus (head) is an injury doubt for Leiston's visit to Trafford Park. Wisbech bid to carry on their positive start to the campaign against highly fancied Needham Market. Steve Taylor's men dumped Norwich United out of the FA Cup with a 3-1 midweek replay success - former Linnet Gary Setchell sealing the win.

“It was much better that Saturday's performance,” said Taylor. “We played at a high tempo and restricted them to shots from long distance. Needham was runners up in the league last year so we will have to play well.”

Ridgeons Division One Thetford travel to Hadleigh. Key quartet Lee Brewer, Simon Mann, Greg Mann and Kam Senior return after missing the FA Cup defeat to Needham Market.

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