Fearless Blues seek away joy

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FRICKLEY Athletic will take a ‘no fear’ attitude into three tough away matches on the spin, according to boss Peter Rinkcavage.

The Blues travel to Ashton United in the Evo-Stik Premier Division on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) before making a trip to North Ferriby United on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm) and then league leaders FC Halifax Town.

The South Elmsall club will be looking for a healthy return of points from the triple-header as they aim to climb away from the wrong end of the league table.

And Rinkcavage believes his side is a match for anyone on their day.

“We’ve lost our last two matches but we haven’t been far away in either,” he said.

“It’s not as if we’ve been hammered twice, we’ve just been beaten by the odd goal and the performances have been good.

“We just need to continue with our work rate and commitment.

“January is a tough month for us but we can beat anyone on our day and we’ll be aiming to do that in the coming games.”

The Blues will be without Glyn Cotton, who sits out the second match of his two-game suspension, for the trip to Hurst Cross.

But Andy Catton could be included on the substitutes bench again as he steps-up his return from a broken leg.

“Andy isn’t quite ready to return yet but we put him on the bench to give him a boost,” said Rinkcavage.

“He’s returned to training and he should be back in two or three weeks.”

Goalkeeper Adam Nicklin has left the club to join North Ferriby United.

Nicklin had fallen behind Ben Simpson in the pecking order at Westfield Lane and has made the move to get regular first-team football.

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There were no winners so next week’s jackpot is £750, with numbers 1-15 available for selection.

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