FOOTBALL: Chance to impress as Field returns to Spalding United

Jason Field
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Defender Jason Field is back in Spalding United’s squad for the rest of the season.

He had returned to Boston Town on a loan spell but the Tulips have recalled him.

Field could go straight into the team for Saturday’s home game against second-placed Witton Albion because left-back Adam Jackson is unavailable.

Conor Higginson is set to miss out as fellow midfielder Nathan Whitehead and centre-half Neal Spafford both start suspensions.

Boss Chris Rawlinson said: “It’s a chance for others to come in and we’ve got cover in the squad.

“I don’t want to bring in someone and mess people around now. I would prefer to have players here for the last 10 league games and, hopefully, the play-offs.”

Striker Leon Mettam – who has scored seven goals in four appearances – is fully fit after an ankle injury.

His loan spell from King’s Lynn Town would include the play-offs if Spalding finish in the top five.

Rawlinson added: “He had a week to get over the injury because two games were postponed and he looked very sharp in training on Tuesday night.”

New dates have already been arranged for the away games with Leek Town and Witton which were called off due to waterlogged pitches last week.

Rawlinson said: “It’s very difficult to find a venue for training on Saturday because our reserves play at home.

“So I went to watch last weekend’s game between Newcastle Town and Belper Town. We trained on Tuesday and Thursday.”

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

Saturday: Witton Albion (H)

March 18: Belper Town (H)

March 25: Leek Town (A)

April 1: Stocksbridge Park Steels (A)

April 6: Witton Albion (A)

April 8: Kidsgrove Athletic (A)

April 11: Basford United (H)

April 15: Bedworth United (H)

April 17: Lincoln United (A)

April 22: Northwich Victoria (H)