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Recovery missions for week ahead

PUBLISHED: 10:19 24 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:36 05 July 2010

IT'S an important week ahead for the town's top football teams - with two tough Ridgeons League matches in the next few days.

And both Lowestoft Town and Kirkley and Pakefield will have similar goals as they aim to "bounce back" after one win and one defeat in the past seven days.

IT'S an important week ahead for the town's top football teams - with two tough Ridgeons League matches in the next few days.

And both Lowestoft Town and Kirkley and Pakefield will have similar goals as they aim to “bounce back” after one win and one defeat in the past seven days.

Flying high at the top of the table, Micky Chapman's Lowestoft are hoping to “continue to work hard” and return to “winning ways” as they travel to CRC tomorrow and then bogey-side Dereham on Tuesday.

After beating Wisbech 4-1 last Saturday, Lowestoft suffered only their second defeat this season with a 2-0 home loss against Leiston in the League Cup on Tuesday.

“Tuesday's game against Leiston was a below par performance, but we've been absolutely fantastic since the start of the season and now we don't want to throw away the good start we have had,” the joint Blues boss Chapman said.

“We want to get back to winning ways and will regroup as we look to bounce back in what is another important week ahead.”

The Blues however have something of an injury crisis, with Andy Reynolds, Matty Potter, Reece Hunn, Dale Cockrill, Carl Poppy and Craig Lewis all definitely out of tomorrow's trip.

Returning from the treatment table is Bradley Hough, along with Ally McKenna, but the latter will be missing for the midweek match.

The injury jinx has also struck over the bascule bridge. And after another up-and-down week, in which a 2-1 away defeat at Dereham last Saturday was followed by a fine 1-0 away cup win on Wednesday at Walsham le Willows, injury doubts surround Ian Dawson, Louis Blois, Allicion Blake and Scott Manning, while long term victims Bodie Carter and Rob Horton are definitely out.

K&P will be looking to avenge a 2-1 Suffolk Premier Cup defeat earlier this month, when they clash once more with Mildenhall tomorrow (3pm).

And there will be an eagerly-awaited north Suffolk derby next Wednesday night (7.45pm) as Carl Chenery returns to his former Walmer Road stomping ground as Kirkley take on the all conquering Leiston.

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