Youngsters set to get their chance in Poppies’ double-header

Marcus Law is set to give some youngsters a chance to shine during Kettering Town's Easter weekend double-header
Marcus Law is set to give some youngsters a chance to shine during Kettering Town's Easter weekend double-header

Marcus Law expects the younger players at Kettering Town to play a big role in the final week of the season.

The Poppies have just three games remaining in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign with two of them coming in quick succession over the Easter weekend as they head to Stratford Town tomorrow (Saturday) before hosting Cambridge City on Monday (3pm).

With the play-offs now completely out of reach, boss Law is set to give some of the club’s youngsters a chance to shine.

Kettering fielded a strong side for Tuesday’s NFA Hillier Senior Cup final with Corby Town as the Poppies claimed the silverware in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw with the Steelmen at Sixfields.

But, as he turned his attention towards the bank holiday double-header, boss Law said: “We want to finish as high as we can and get more points on the board.

“There are young players we need to get in the fold now. We have tried to do it but there have been injuries and other reasons why it hasn’t happened.

“We have got two games in three days and the senior players can probably dine out on the victory the other night for a while.

“We will get as many of them in as we can and start looking and seeing how they are shaping up as we look towards next season.”

The Poppies have confirmed that, as a result of them winnng the Hillier Cup, they will now take on Northampton Town in the NFA Maunsell Cup final at Latimer Park on Saturday, July 22.