Law wants the fans’ full backing for Poppies’ big cup clash

Marcus Law has called on the Kettering Town fans to turn out in force as his team plot an FA Cup upset against AFC Telford United at Latimer Park
Marcus Law has called on the Kettering Town fans to turn out in force as his team plot an FA Cup upset against AFC Telford United at Latimer Park
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Marcus Law has called on the Kettering Town supporters to come out in force for tomorrow’s (Saturday) FA Cup second qualifying round showdown with old rivals AFC Telford United.

The Poppies go into the clash at Latimer Park on the back of five wins in the last six games, which includes a 2-1 success over Corby Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

With Law’s men beginning to find their feet in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division and Telford currently propping up the rest in the Vanarama National League North, many observers may have tomorrow’s clash down for producing a potential upset.

Law, however, is remaining cautious about that sort of talk.

But with Telford likely to be backed by a big army of fans, the Poppies boss is hoping his club’s fans will respond in kind for what he has described as “a very exciting non-League fixture”.

“I am sure there will be those from outside who will have expectations of an upset,” he said.

“We have got a job to do and we are up against a club who were in the top flight of non-League football last season.

“It’s going to be tough.

“Regardless of their position, they are a big club and they are re-adjusting themselves at the moment.

“But I do think it all makes for a very exciting non-League fixture in what is a brilliant competition.

“We want as many Kettering fans as possible to come along and gives their backing.

“We want them to drive us on and help create some real FA Cup excitement.”

The Poppies look set to have plenty of options when it comes to selecting their squad tfor the clash.

The likes of Ollie Thorne, Dominic Langdon and Dubi Ogbonna all featured during Tuesday’s victory.

And Law confirmed the trio came through their returns to the Poppies team without any issues and are now in contention to be part of the squad for the big game at Latimer Park this weekend.

“Those who played on Tuesday night came through it without any problems,” the Poppies manager said.

“That’s good news for us and they have put themselves in contention when it comes to selecting the squad.”