Machin wants Poppies to make a quick start

Jason Lee is available again for Kettering Town this weekend after serving a one-match ban
Jason Lee is available again for Kettering Town this weekend after serving a one-match ban

Scott Machin has urged his Kettering Town players to make another quick start when they take on Potters Bar Town at Latimer Park tomorrow (Saturday).

The Poppies are five points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central and will be looking to strengthen that advantage as they chase a fifth league win in a row.

And joint-boss Machin is keen to see Kettering make a similar start to the one at Aylesbury last weekend as they picked up a fine 2-1 success against a team who are expected to challenge for promotion this season.

“We have got to try to start well, which is something we did last weekend,” Machin said.

“We want to keep that going and if we can start well then it always make life that little bit easier.

“We have made life hard for ourselves by not starting well and conceding the first goal.

“That’s something we want to stop and if we can get out of the blocks quickly then it will set us up for the rest of the game.”

Machin, meanwhile, knows he and fellow joint-manager Thomas Baillie will have some selection dilemmas for the clash.

David Kolodynski is standing by to make his debut after the prolific striker joined the Poppies from league rivals Rugby Town this week.

And centre-half Jason Lee is also available again after serving a one-match ban last Saturday.

Machin added: “We have obviously been interested in David for a while.

“I think the fact the club have been able to go and get a player like him shows how far it has progressed over the last year or so.

“He will provide genuine competition for places, which is never a bad thing and his record in front of goal speaks for itself.

“There are selection dilemmas for us because we have David in and we also have Jason back.

“But it’s a good thing to have. We are coming into the winter months when, inevitably, there will games postponed and it will create a backlog.

“Having a good sized squad will help us keep it fresh when those games do stack up.”