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Rocks raring to go after two weeks off

The Rocks are raring to get back into action against Leatherhead with high hopes for three points despite a fortnight off.


Tomorrow’s trip to Surrey should see visitor numbers boosted as the Bognor faithful look to get a football fix after two weeks with no game.


Manager Jamie Howell admits the 3-1 win against Wingate and Finchley at the start of November feels like a long time ago.


But he believes his side will be ready to pick up where they left off in the Ryman League Premier Division.


Howell said: “We are just looking forward to getting back to playing again. It’s been two weeks since we’ve had a game.”


The win against Wingate had put the Rocks top of the league.


A planned midweek trip to Hendon though was postponed after the London club experienced floodlight failure.


That match has been rearranged for January 12.


Howell said: “We get used to postponements. These things happen, but it is disappointing because we’re on a good run.


“On the other hand we have had a few tweaks and injuries and no game has given us time to recover meaning we have a squad that’s fit and raring to go.”


Howell said Jimmy Wild and Jimmy Muitt were both fully fit after recent knocks but Harvey Whyte, Alex Parsons and Gary Charman remain on the long-term injury list.


Leatherhead currently sit 18th and have struggled for consistency this season.


Five of their nine league games at Fetcham Grove have ended in draws.


But a 3-1 win last time out for Jimmy Bullard’s men against Lowestoft should be a warning that on their day they can match any side in the league.


With leaders Havant hosting Enfield, a win could see the Rocks go back to the top of the table for the second time this month.

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