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Diss Town getting ready to restart their league campaign

Diss Town manager Michael King will be taking his side’s restart fixtures on a game-by-game basis.

Having accepted the Thurlow Nunn League’s invitation to use last weekend as extra preparation time following the lifting of the national lockdown, the Tangerines will play host to Sheringham in the First Division North tomorrow (3pm).

However, with a number of member clubs – including Framlingham Town – having opted to remain sidelined until the new year, and with widespread talk of another lockdown in January, King is not looking too far ahead.

Diss Town will be back in league action this weekend. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Diss Town will be back in league action this weekend. Picture: Mark Bullimore

“We’ve played 11 games but this feels like we are starting again in many ways,” he said.

“It’s hard to explain exactly how I feel about it. Everything feels really reactionary at the moment and we cannot do too much planning.

“We don’t know where the country will be in a month or two. It could quite easily all stop again.

“For the players, they are excited to get going. Some need it; it’s their escape and from that point of view it is good to be back.

“We’ve just got to take it on a game-by-game basis. We’ll try to perform each week and see where that takes us.”

While Diss used last weekend to train, Sheringham were running out 5-0 winners on the road at AFC Sudbury Reserves.

James Wilson helped himself to a hat-trick as the coastal club jumped above ninth-placed Diss and into eighth on goal difference.

The visitors may have an extra 90 minutes in their legs, but King does not necessarily see that as an advantage.

“We’ll only know the answer to that at 5pm on Saturday,” he added.

“Maybe it will be an advantage, but we’ve been able to do some good work and prepare for this game.

“They got a good win on Saturday so one thing for sure is they’ll come with confidence. It will probably be a close game, there has not been much between us this season.

“We’ve had a good start and this is the sort of game at home where we should be looking to get three points.”

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