Sudbury boss Morsley set to give more players a chance at Norwich United

PUBLISHED: 11:24 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:24 20 April 2018

Sudbury boss Mark Morsley. 

Sudbury boss Mark Morsley. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT


AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley says he will continue to give players a chance in his first-team squad as the season comes to an end.

The King’s Marsh stadium side travel north to Norwich United tomorrow with just one defeat in four league games after their 1-1 draw with near-neighbours Bury Town, on Thursday night.

Norwich United are struggling near the bottom of the Bostik North table and although only one side goes down, it’s between Norwich United and Romford.

So, while Sudbury will be giving opportunities to players, Norwich United, who this week saw Matt Blake return to Leiston after a loan period back at the club, are desperate for points.

“We have another tough game against a team fighting against relegation,” Morsley said.

“I’m surprised that Norwich United are where they are, which can be shown by the fact they won at play-off candidates Canvey Island in their last game.

“It’ll be a chance for me to have another look at Academy keeper Lucca Collins who was great at Bury in his full debut.

“I’ll also bring in a couple of debutants to see how they react to the challenge in this game.”

Sudbury and Bury produced an entertaining clash in front of more than 400 fans at Ram Meadow, Phil Kelly’s late strike cancelling out Cemal Ramadan’s opener on 70 minutes for the Blues.

“I thought it was an entertaining local derby with the score about right,” Morsley said.

“We missed a penalty which was a shame but the commitment and work ethic of the lads was excellent and a lot better than the disappointing performance against Ware last Saturday, where we lost 1-3.”

Meanwhile, Bury Town travel to Ware tomorrow afternoon, on a good run of form, having lost just once in seven Bostik North games.

The Blues still have a Suffolk Premier Cup final against Leiston to look forward to.

The play-offs are out of reach for Bury but it hasn’t been a bad season and only a poor run of form in January and into February has cost Ben Chenery’s side.

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