Swifts focussed ahead of clash with newlook Dereham


SWIFTS will be on guard against complacency on Saturday when they visit bottom-club Dereham, who have just appointed a new manager.

Heybridge’s terrific form under Julian Dicks continued last weekend with a 1-0 win over Bostik North leaders Bowers.

But they will face another stiff test at the Magpies, who replaced departed manager Neal Simmons this week with Adam Gusterson, who was in charge of Thurlow Nunn North leaders Harleston.

Dereham have proved somewhat of a bogey side for Swifts in recent season’s and won 3-0 at Scraley Road in the reverse fixture at the start of September.

Swifts midfielder Charlie Kendall told this week’s #SwiftsCast: “We’ve played some of the top teams recently but these are the games which might be harder to get up for.

“But we have to go there with the same mentality because they beat us at out ground and we need to go there and get a result.

“It’ll be a touch game be we need to keep switched on and grind out a result.”

Swifts are running a supporters’ 53-seater coach to Aldiss Park leaving the Aspen Waite Arena at 10.30am.

Seats cost £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s and you can check if there are any spaces left by emailing club secretary Steve Crisp at secretaryhsfc@btinternet.com