Jimson has high hopes for Fenmen

PUBLISHED: 06:00 14 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:07 10 September 2010

Adam Lazzari

Wisbech striker Darren Jimson is convinced the Fenmen will stay up ahead of today's Ridgeons Premier Division trip to Harwich & Parkeston. The 30-year-old frontman helped Town move out of the bottom two on his return to the club in last weekend's 1-0 home win over Stanway that has given Gary Setchell's squad renewed belief.

Adam Lazzari

Wisbech striker Darren Jimson is convinced the Fenmen will stay up ahead of today's Ridgeons Premier Division trip to Harwich & Parkeston.

The 30-year-old frontman helped Town move out of the bottom two on his return to the club in last weekend's 1-0 home win over Stanway that has given Gary Setchell's squad renewed belief. The former youth team cited work and family commitments behind his decision to leave Southern League Soham.

"I didn't like to see my home town club in trouble," said Jimson. "There was a real buzz about the place on Saturday and a cracking atmosphere. Hopefully the win will give the lads the confidence we need because there is enough quality in the squad to avoid relegation and Gary Setchell and his coaches are running the club very well.

"The travelling involved in playing for Soham was proving to be too hard.

"I was really enjoying playing for Soham and if it hadn't been for the travelling situation I don't think I would have rejoined Wisbech."

Jimson was also keen to link up again with older brother Mark who made his own long awaited return against Stanway after cruciate knee surgery.

"Mark told me he didn't know if he would play again after his operation," said Jimson. "I believe he will be good enough to continue playing at this level for some time. I thought he was our man of the match on Saturday, which is remarkable considering he has been on the sidelines for so long. It was a dream return for me to play alongside my brother.

"We'll have to see how things work out for him in the summer, but if he does retire at least I can say I finished his last season with him at Wisbech."

Champions-elect Lowestoft bid for a seventh consecutive league win against Haverhill at Crown Meadow after a tight victory at rejuvenated Norwich United in midweek.

"Haverhill is a potential banana skin for us," said joint boss Micky Chapman. "We are utilising the squad at the moment and it's really important to do that. It's important that when you have one or two niggles - like we have had this week - you can change things round.

"We have to guard against complacency, and we're under no illusions as we have a tough run of games coming up. We'll take it one game at a time as we know that there is a long, long way still to go."

Norwich United hope to have a full squad available as they take on CRC at Plantation Park.

Manager Paul Chick said: "We have a few bumps and bruises after Tuesday night's defeat to Lowestoft, but everyone should be okay."

The fixture is at Plantation Park as CRC's Abbey Stadium ground is unavailable because their landlords Cambridge United now have a home game of their own.

The away fixture against CRC will now be played on Thursday, April 23.

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