Rose: Frickley Athletic need to take good home form on their travels

Frickley Athletic (blue) v Matlock Town (orange). Frickley's first home game of the new Evo-Stik Premier League season. Frickley's coach, Karl Rose. (H534M234)
Frickley Athletic (blue) v Matlock Town (orange). Frickley's first home game of the new Evo-Stik Premier League season. Frickley's coach, Karl Rose. (H534M234)
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FRICKLEY Athletic boss Karl Rose is calling on his troops to take their impressive home form on the road - starting on Saturday at Blyth Spartans.

The Blues will make the short trip on the back of a crucial home win over Eastwood Town on Tuesday that moved them off the bottom of the table but looking to make amends for a 5-1 thrashing at Chorley last time on their travels.

Rose’s men have won their last three home matches in all competitions but have struggled on their travels.

“We need to take our good home form on the road,” said Blues boss Rose.

“Our home form has been really good of late and we need to replicate that in our away games.

“Blyth will be tough opponents, as all teams are at this level, but we’ll be going there looking for all three points.”

Frickley will be without Indy Aujla, Lee Stratford, who suffered an ankle injury in Tuesday night’s game against Eastwood.

But they’ll have defender Luke Jeffs returning fresh from a three-game suspension and he could come straight back into the starting eleven.

“We’ll have to make some changes to the starting line-up owing to injuries an suspension but we’ll also have some lads coming back,” said Rose.

“We have players capable of coming in and doing a good job and keeping their places.”

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