NORTHERN Star have been told they have nothing to fear in a big semi-final on Tuesday evening (27 March).
Holders Star travel to United Counties League Premier Division table-toppers King’s Lynn in the last four of the League Cup.
It might appear to be a daunting task for the city charges, but boss Chris Plummer is adamant his team have the class to triumph. Star roared back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Lynn in a New Year’s Eve league clash.
Plummer said: “You only have to look at the league table to see that Lynn are a very good side, but we don’t have anything to fear.
“I said throughout our run to the quarter-finals of the FA Vase that we are capable of beating any side at our level if producing our ‘A’ game and I still stand by that.
“We’re going there to get a result and I believe we can do it. Winning the League Cup was a great achievement last season and we want to hold on to it.”
Star will have to make changes defensively with full-back Nathan Horne unavailable and centre-back Richard Jones still sidelined with a knee injury. Opponents Lynn have hinted they may rest players tonight as they concentrate on lifting the Premier Division title.
There is still hope of an all-local final as Holbeach entertain St Ives in the other semi tomorrow.
n STAMFORD are out to arrest their recent slump in Evo-Stik Division One South tonight.
The Daniels slipped out of the play-off places for the first time since September when being held to a draw at Goole on Saturday.
That result extended their winless run to five matches but they can quickly return to the top five with victory tonight at fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield FC.
Wideman Tyrone Kirk is expected to return to the Stamford fold after rejoining the club from Boston United.