Law to lead Poppies in Hillier Cup clash

Kettering Town manager Marcus Law
Kettering Town manager Marcus Law

Marcus Law will be on the touchline with Kettering Town when they head to Brackley Town Saints in the quarter-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup tonight (Wednesday).

Law remains as Poppies boss after a controversial few days, which saw him indicate an intention to resign from the position following the 2-0 defeat at Bideford in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division on Saturday.

But, following discussions with chairman Ritchie Jeune and a meeting with the club’s board last night, Law is ready to carry on.

One of the problems that led him to consider his position was an inability to attract new players to Latimer Park.

But he is hopeful that is something that will change, possibly even before his team take on Burscough in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy this weekend.

The Poppies boss said: “It was a good meeting last night. Everyone had their say and we are all on the same page.

“We have got a bit of work that we are doing and we will try to get things across the line before midday on Friday.”

As far as tonight’s game is concerned, Law is set to field a “mixed” team as he keeps one eye on the clash with Burscough.

“It will be a mixed team that goes there,” he added.

“We are struggling due to a couple of injuries and unavailability and we have a big game to think about on Saturday.

“But there will be players who have performed for us already this season and it’s another chance for them.”

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