Garry Wilson says Hastings United will take nothing for granted against bottom-of-the-table opposition.
The U’s will host Ryman Football League Division One South’s basement club Whitstable Town this afternoon (Saturday). Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 3pm.
United manager Wilson said: “You can’t take it for granted you will get the three points, but it’s one we need to win. We can’t trip up in this one.”
United needed a 95th minute winner from Sean Ray to triumph in the reverse fixture during January, but Wilson believes the vastly better Pilot Field pitch will suit them far more.
Although Jack Walder starts a five-match ban, United yesterday signed 19-year-old central defender Mitchell Dickenson on a 30-day loan from Gillingham and he is expected to go straight into the squad.
Simon Johnson hopes to be fit after missing the last two fixture with an Achilles problem, but the midfielder may well not be risked from the start.
TODAY’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES
Hastings United v Whitstable Town (3pm)
SOUTHERN COMBINATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Bexhill United v Seaford Town (3pm)
Oakwood v Little Common (3pm)
Rustington v Westfield (2pm)
Reserve Section (East)
Westfield v Southwick (2pm)
MACRON EAST sUSSEX FOOTBALL league (3pm)
Hollington United v Sedlescombe Rangers
Mountfield United v St Leonards Social
Ore Athletic v Peche Hill Select
Robertsbridge United v Hawkhurst United
Rock-a-Nore v Battle Baptists
Crowhurst v Old Hastonians
Ticehurst v The JC Tackleway
Catsfield v Little Common III
Northiam 75 v Icklesham Casuals
Peasmarsh United v Bexhill AAC
Peche Hill Select II v Herstmonceux
Herstmonceux II v Hooe Sports
Mayfield v St Leonards Social II
Sedlescombe Rangers II v Burwash
Conquest United v Bexhill Rovers
The JC Tackleway II v Punnetts Town
Hampden Park United v Parkfield
Icklesham Casuals II v Sedlescombe Rangers III
St Leonards v Battle Baptists III
Sussex Bluefin Junior Cup
Montpelier Villa II v Wadhurst United (2.30pm)
Sidley United v Woodingdean Wanderers (2.30pm)
Robertsbridge Charity Junior Cup
2nd round (2.30pm)
Orington v Bexhill United II
Pebsham Sibex v Wittersham II
West Hill United v Bexhill AAC II
Eastbourne Coach Finishers Challenge Cup
Battle Baptists II v Robertsbridge United II
Hawkhurst United II v Victoria Baptists
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