NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Crucial run of games lie ahead as Huntingdon Town aim to hit their target

PUBLISHED: 14:57 30 January 2018

James Seymour is available for Huntingdon Town again following suspension. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

James Seymour is available for Huntingdon Town again following suspension. Picture: J BIGGS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Huntingdon Town boss Jimmy Brattan admits the coming month will shape his side’s United Counties League Division One season.

Town begin a run of crucial February fixtures when they entertain Lutterworth Town at Jubilee Park this Saturday.

Other important home games against Blackstones (Feb 10) and Buckingham (Feb 24) follow with the results likely to have a major effect on whether or not Brattan’s men meet their target for the 2017/2018 season.

“We’ve said all along that finishing in the top seven is the goal,” said Brattan. “We go into February in a position where we can still make that happen.

“Having so many games called off recently has put us under a bit of pressure. A lot of other sides have put points on the board whereas we have to make the most of our matches in hand.

“We have three particularly important games coming up in the next month and we have to get results in all of them. Six or seven points would be very good . . . all nine would be fantastic!”

Town have seen three of their previous five league games called off - including a trip to Lutterworth Athletic last Saturday.

They have recorded wins against strugglers Oakham United and Long Buckby in their two outings so far this year.

“It’s been a frustrating time for us,” continued Brattan. “We’ve picked up a couple of wins but it’s difficult to build momentum when having so long between games.”

Defenders Odie Wason and James Seymour return from suspension this Saturday.

Huntingdon then have a re-arranged trip to higher-level Ely City on Tuesday for a Hinchingbrooke Cup quarter-final.