Clarke back to boost St Neots Town only two weeks after surgery

Lee Clarke is back for St Neots Town. Picture: CLAIRE HOWES

Lee Clarke is back for St Neots Town. Picture: CLAIRE HOWES - Credit: Archant

Lee Clarke has handed St Neots a major boost by declaring himself fit for Southern League Premier Division battle tonight . . . only two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix.

Clarke will be part of the Saints squad for a revenge mission against Dunstable at the Premier Plus Stadium (7.45pm). David Batch’s men were thumped 3-0 in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago.

And they are in urgent need of a positive result after dropping to within two points of the relegation zone although they do possess games in hand on almost all teams at this level.

Former Welling and St Albans star Clarke joked: “Some of us are made of stern stuff!

“But in all seriousness I feel good in myself and I told the manager I’m available for the Dunstable game.

“The recovery from an operation of this type varies as it depends on each person’s body.

“The doctors did say not to think about doing anything for a couple of weeks, but the two weeks are up now.

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“It has been a hugely frustrating season so far with one injury after another, but hopefully we can get everyone back in the coming weeks and find the levels of consistency we had in the second half of last season.”

Godmanchester Rovers bid to reach the second round of the FA Vase tonight.

Rovers travel to Mildenhall Town for a first-round replay after the sides battled out a 1-1 draw at the David Wilson Homes Ground last Saturday.

It will be the fourth meeting of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division rivals in as many weeks and Rovers will have to make progress without top-scorer James Hall who is away.

A trip to Stanway Rovers awaits the winners in round two.