Fenmen's rescue job is perfect for Setchell

Adam Lazzari Wisbech boss Gary Setchell remains bullish over his side's Ridgeons Premier Division survival chances ahead of today's crunch trip to relegation-threatened Norwich United.

Adam Lazzari

Wisbech boss Gary Setchell remains bullish over his side's Ridgeons Premier Division survival chances ahead of today's crunch trip to relegation-threatened Norwich United.

The 33-year-old rookie boss has guided Town away from the drop zone after a tough baptism in the hot seat following Steve Taylor's exit.

Setchell's side are currently four points ahead of Norwich United, who occupy the final relegation slot.


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"We've still got a lot of work to do, but we're in a much better position than we were a few weeks ago," said Setchell.

"There are not many teams around the bottom of the table that can pull off a run of three wins and a draw. It's a definite six-pointer. We nicked a 1-1 draw at home against them and played very poorly and we've been playing well recently so I'm expecting to come away with three points."

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The former King's Lynn, Rushden and Tamworth player is relishing his first foray into management.

"I've loved it," he said. "I'm always thinking about the next match and I get a real buzz on match days when I get up and prepare for a game.

"I love football and realise I won't be able to play too much longer, but I've wanted to be a manager since my mid-20s.

"The players have been a great bunch to be involved with. Some players never want to go training, but these guys love it. Their attitudes are spot on.

"My agreement with the board was to do the job until the end of the season. We will be meeting next month to discuss my position.

"It's hard to predict what will happen at Wisbech Town but I'd like to be manager next season. I want to become the best manager I can be, so who knows what the future may hold for me."

Stuart Cobb should travel, but Stuart Ablett (hamstring) is an injury doubt.

Norwich United manager Paul Chick has injury worries as the Planters' bid to move out of the bottom two. Adam Ferguson, Shaun Bammant, Neil Bugdale and Ryan Haynes are all doubtful.

Wroxham are at Stanway, Kirkley &Pakefield entertain Tiptree while King's Lynn Reserves play Haverhill at The Walks.

Fakenham travel to FC Clacton in the First Division without Matthew Jensch and Mark Critten.

Swaffham expect to welcome back Ben Russell and Gavin Norman for Newmarket's visit.

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