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Match Preview: Kempston Rovers v City
Posted by Andrew Dunn
Dec 31, 2017, 16:09

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Weather permitting Cambridge City will begin 2018 with a New Years Day away trip to Kempston Rovers. The match is currently subject to a morning pitch inspection.

If the match does go ahead, then City have a tough test to start the new calendar year as they visit a Kempston side who are currently 7th in the table having won 2, drawn 1, and lost 3 of their last 6 games. Their last outing was a 3-1 Boxing Day defeat at league leaders AFC Rushden and Diamonds.

One of the key players for Kempston is Jake Newman. The former Rushden player signed for Rovers in February this year, and has scored 12 goals already this season, and scored the only goal for Kempston in their Boxing Day defeat against his former club.

City make the trip following back to back victories over Ashford and Bedford which leaves them currently fourth in the table, four points behind leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds. The Boxing Day victory over Bedford saw goalkeeper Niall Conroy collect an injury. Since then, boss Robbie Nightingale has moved to bring Harry Seaden back to the club on loan from Southend United. The England under 17 international played a one-off game for the Lilywhites last Saturday at Ashford as Conroy was unavailable. Given the injury to the regular City stopper, it is likely that Seaden will feature tomorrow.

Elsewhere, there is a possibility that Salim Relizani could be available after being away for the last few weeks. Meanwhile, Adam Capel could get the nod ahead of Mason Spence at left back and Jordan Williams will play his final game of his current loan spell from Brackley unless it gets an extension.

A win for City will see them go second as AFC Dunstable are without a game and fourth placed Beaconsfield played on Saturday. Leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds make the trip to Bedford Town.

If you are not making the trip to Kempston, then a reminder that you can keep up to date with all the action via the club Facebook and Twitter pages with a match report on the official website after the final whistle.

Kick-off at the Hillgrounds Stadium is at 3:00pm.


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