Blues look to maintain good form against Kendal

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FRICKLEY Athletic will aim to stretch their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions when they host Kendal Town at the Tech5 Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Blues are in a good vein of form and manager Peter Rinkcavage is calling on his troops to continue their momentum into the clash with the Cumbrians this weekend.

“Kendal are a side who are used to being up and around the play-offs and they’ve every chance of finishing their this season,” he said.

“They’re a club who can spend a bit of money on their squad and they have a huge catchment area for players.

“They’ll be looking to climb up the table and we know it’s going to be tough, but equally I think they’ll be expecting a tough game too.”

Rinkcavage has rated Alex Callery as 50-50 to start due to an ankle problem but Dave Cyrus will definitely miss out.

Cyrus, pictured right, is expected to return “in around a week” after initial fears of a long-term injury were not realised.

Leon Henry will also sit in the stands as he serves a three-game suspension.

Blues fans could get a first glimpse of new signings Stephen Dickinson and Ben Turner, who both signed last week but were ineligible to play in the cup.

Two of the club’s promising players from the U19s team have signed Evo-Stik League forms.

Matthew Semley and Oliver Steeples have both signed on the dotted line and Rinkcavage believes they could play a part in the senior squad this term.

He said: “The club set-up the U19 team in the summer and they’re doing ever so well. We’re looking for players to come up from the U19s to the senior side, there’s no ceiling on progression, and Oliver and Matthew will have a chance to feature this season.”

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