Titus to boost Leiston hopes

FORMER Ipswich Town star Titus Bramble will be backing the Blues of Leiston in their FA Cup first round replay at Fleetwood on Tuesday night.

Mike Bacon

By Mike Bacon

FORMER Ipswich Town star Titus Bramble will be backing the Blues of Leiston in their FA Cup first round replay at Fleetwood on Tuesday night.

The Wigan defender is set to be among the crowd to cheer on the Suffolk side, and especially his brother Tes, who is hoping to give Leiston a massive boost this week by declaring himself fit for the tie.


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Leiston striker Bramble has been suffering from an ankle injury, picked up in the last round against Lewes, and although he is ruled out of Leiston's weekend FA Vase fixture with Debenham LC, he could be in contention for Tuesday's trip to the north-west.

“My ankle feels a lot better than it did a week ago and that's a good sign,” Bramble said last night.

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“We're strapping it up heavily, but last week as soon as I started to run I knew it wasn't right. Now it feels a lot better.

“It's frustrating missing out on some of this, but I'm glad the game against Ipswich Town was called off on Tuesday because I've got a chance to play in that match next time now.”

There is little doubt Bramble's presence would be a significant plus for Carl Chenery's team, as they battle to try and gain an FA Cup second round tie with Brighton or Hartlepool.

“Tes won't be fit for the weekend game, but we are hoping he will be for Fleetwood,” Chenery said.

“Stuart Boardley is another we hope will be back too. He has a broken bone in his foot, but is resting it and we are all hopeful he will be available.

“Confidence is high in the team.”

Leiston will be without Luke Eagle for the trip to Fleetwood, as he is on a two-day course as he tries to get into the Army.

But apart from that everyone else has managed to get time off from the day job.

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