Felixstowe & Walton are the visitors to Parkside tomorrow for new manager Jim Coopers first game in charge. The two teams have already met twice this season with Blues coming out on top on both occasions, an impressive 3-1 win in the FA Trophy featuring a tremendous volley from Joao Carlos followed up by a 2-1 win in the league back in November. No doubt the visitors will be looking to avenge those defeats tomorrow.
The Seasiders have made a steady start to life at the higher level and currently sit just one place, eleventh, and one point, thirty-six behind Blues.
They have also seen changes to their management team when Kevin O'Donnell stepped down as joint manager to be replaced by Danny Bloomfield coming in as assistant manager and coach. They go into the game with just one defeat in six with Miles Powell and Jack Ainsley sharing twenty-three goals between them, Powell on twelve, Ainsley with eleven.
For Blues fans it's an exciting time with new management duo Cooper and his assistant Paul Joynes setting up the team for the first time. They wasted no time in recruiting their first player with the signing of defender Jamie Hursit who is expected to feature tomorrow , they will be looking to get off to a flying start to their tenure with the Blues. Blues should have a full squad to choose from apart from Zak Henry who will be serving the last of his three match ban.