MATCH PREVIEW: The Reds of the Colne host Danny’s Reds

Attempt number four will be made to play the Colne v. Workington fixture on Tuesday (7.45pm) with the East Lancashire Reds hosting the West Cumbrian version in an important NPL West Division encounter.

Both teams will be hoping for maximum points for different reasons.  Colne, who won 2-1 at Bootle on Saturday, are fighting to avoid a bottom four finish whilst Reds will be keen to resume their excellent away form after the recent blip at City of Liverpool.

Paul Weller, the ex. Burnley midfielder, has been drafted in as Colne manager until the end of the season in an attempt to guide them clear of the drop zone.  He subsequently played for Rochdale, Leek Town and Stalybridge Celtic after leaving Turf Moor but the local car dealer has been coaching in youth football recently.

Paul actually played one game for Reds during the 2005-06 season but got injured on his debut and never played for us again.

Danny Grainger was spoiled for choice on Saturday with probably his strongest squad of the season to select from.  Indeed, five players – Lewis Farmer, Matty Clarke, Sam Smith, Danny Eccles and Ceiran Casson – did not feature in the match day squad for one reason or another.

There may be changes at Colne with a couple of players to be assessed after Saturday’s exertions. 

Last season, Reds recorded a league double over Colne but they haven’t met this term.  The return at Borough Park will the final home game of the regular season in just over a month’s time.

Venue: Holt House, Harrison Drive, Colne

Postcode: BB8 9SJ

Mileage: 135

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