Potts planning double over Needham

STEVE Potts is planning to achieve a notable double over Ridgeons League, Premier Division leaders Needham Market.But whatever happens at Bloomfields tomorrow the Felixstowe and Walton United manager is backing Needham for success.

Elvin King

STEVE Potts is planning to achieve a notable double over Ridgeons League, Premier Division leaders Needham Market.

But whatever happens at Bloomfields tomorrow the Felixstowe and Walton United manager is backing Needham for success.

“Danny Laws has done an incredible job,” said Potts. “He has his side well drilled and has made some exceptional signings.


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“I can see him leading Needham to success in the league and in cup competitions, and to continue this success at a higher level.”

Felixstowe are the only team to beat Needham in league this season, and Potts is looking for a repeat performance.

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“We are looking forward to the game,” he added. “On our day we are capable of beating anybody in the league.

“In the home match we were at our best, and we will need to be the same tomorrow.

“When we visited Needham in the cup they thrashed us so we know how very good Needham can be.”

Potts hopes to have key player Liam Scopes back after injury to take part in some of the game, and he says he might make a few changes to freshen things up.

“We reached the heady heights of sixth before Christmas, but have since slipped down drawing our last two games,” said Potts.

“I was anticipating a better Christmas.

“Progress is being made, and despite losing one or two fringe players recently I am confident we can finish higher in the table than last season's 13th place.

Steve Buckle's Ipswich Wanderers travel to Swaffham looking for a repeat performance after a significant 3-1 win over Lowestoft last weekend, but Woodbridge Town have no match because Histon reserves' pitch is needed by the Cambridgeshire club's first team for a cup game.

In the First Division, Hadleigh United make a long trip to March looking to complete a double after scoring six against the same opposition at Millfield in November.

Manager Steve Jay has a full squad available apart from recent signing Tommy Irving who will be sidelined for two more weeks with a knee problem.

New manager Louis Newman will be looking to get off to a winning start when Stowmarket Town entertain Cornard United, while Debenham Leisure Centre and Whitton United can maintain their promotion push with home victories.

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