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SOUTHPORT PREVIEW

Posted: Fri 10 Mar 2017
Author: Patrick Tinkler
Image by: Pinnacle

The Gulls take on the Sandgrounders at the Merseyrail Community Stadium

PLAYER-manager Kevin Nicholson and his team take the coach to Southport today under pressure to perform and get a precious three points.

The team will be determined to put behind them a run that has seen them drop into the bottom four recording only two away wins this season. It would be timely to record a win that sets the standard for the rest of the season.

Courtney Richards is progressing well in his return from injury but will not be in contention for Saturday’s match. Apart from the skipper missing out, United look in fairly good shape as they take on the long trip to Southport.

United take on a Southport team that is bottom of the National League table but still in touch with the teams above them.  Southport haven't won a National League game since beating Barrow 1-0 on January 10.

“Southport are a team that are fighting for their lives,” said Nicholson.

“They have options in terms of the systems they can play, an athletic back four, and quality from set-plays. They have pace out wide and have shown they can be a real threat having beaten us at home and gone to Barrow and won there.

Despite the team needing points on the board, the Gaffer wants a calm, measured performance from his players.

“I imagine the team that controls their emotions best, works the hardest, and takes their chances will come out on top – that’s the task I have set our lads.”

Southport FC Vs Torquay United | 11/03/17 | 3pm Kick-Off

Southport Football Club

The Merseyrail Community Stadium

Haig Avenue

Southport

PR8 6JZ

01704 530182

Home & Away Fans 2016/17

Adults

Main Stand : £15

Terracing : £13.50

Concessions

Main Stand: £11

Terracing: £10

12-18 Years Old

All Areas: £5

Under 11’s

All Areas: FREE (with paying adult)

Disabled Entry

The procedure for disabled admission is as follows:

The disabled person or carer on his/her behalf goes to the ticket office to purchase a ticket at the appropriate price.

The carer is admitted free.

The disabled person and his/her carer then enter through the disabled gate (if a wheelchair they go in the paddock. If ambulant disabled they can sit in the stand).