Reavell not getting fazed by Debenham’s fixture frenzy

NO FEAR: Debenham LC head coach Stuart Reavell believes his squad will be able to cope with their fixture pile-up in the final weeks of the Thurlow Nunn League First Division season

NO FEAR: Debenham LC head coach Stuart Reavell believes his squad will be able to cope with their fixture pile-up in the final weeks of the Thurlow Nunn League First Division season

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Debenham LC head coach Stuart Reavell is certain his side will cope with the fixture backlog caused by recent postponements.

After Saturday’s trip to Haverhill Borough fell foul of the weather, it left the Hornets with a revised schedule of six games in the space of just 12 days to complete their Thurlow Nunn League First Division campaign.

A 0-0 draw away at Downham Town started the busy run-in on Tuesday, with a visit to Braintree Town Reserves set for last night.

And ahead of hosting Cornard United tomorrow (3pm), in what is scheduled to be their third game this week, Reavell believes rotating his team will allow his players to cope with the fixture pile-up.

“Obviously it’s a lot of workload,” said the Debenham boss, who takes his side to Wivenhoe Town on Monday (7.45pm), and then Haverhill on Thursday (7.45pm).

“At the end of the day what we’ve got to do is rotate things round a little bit.

“We don’t want to fatigue the players because too much fatigue can lead to injuries.

“It’s important to rotate. We’ll be taking it one game at a time and will try to put a little run together.”

Debenham (14th) will be hoping to finish above local rivals Stowmarket Town (13th) for the fifth season in a row, and it could be the goals from Stow’s former striker Paris Tuwizana which helps them to do so.

The former Ipswich Wanderers and Stanway Rovers forward joined the Hornets last month following a second spell at Stowmarket, with Reavell delighted with the powerful frontman’s contributions so far.

“Paris has been fantastic since he joined us,” Reavell said. “He’s a very strong and intelligent player and is enjoying it here so far.

“He’s been a very good signing and hopefully we can keep Paris here for next season.”

Tuwizana will be looking to add to his two goal tally for his new club before the season is finished, while Debenham will be without the services of midfielder Jake Gathercole for the end of season run-in, who is away on an earlier-planned holiday.