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Wimborne Town prepared for 252-mile round trip to Merthyr Town

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 10, 2013

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Wimborne Town are looking for back-to-back wins when they visit Merthyr Town in the Southern League Division One South and West tonight (Photo: Simon Carlton).

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WIMBORNE Town manager Steve Cuss is hoping Jamie Davidson will be fit for tonight’s tough Southern League Division One South and West clash at Merthyr Town.

The Magpies make the gruelling 252-mile round trip to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales to face their fellow playoff rivals.

Merthyr have not lost in the league at the Cigg-E Stadium this season, while Wimborne will want to put their last road trip behind them – a 7-0 defeat at Paulton Rovers.

“It’s not easy for non-league players to play that far away on a Tuesday night” explained Cuss.

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“It’s a huge distance for us to travel. We also know it’s a tough place to go and they have an artificial pitch now – so it will be interesting to see how that plays.

“We’ve always enjoyed going to Merthyr. It’s a nice place to play football and they have passionate fans there, so it’s one we can probably look forward to.”

Wimborne are in sixth place in the league table, nine points behind their Welsh opponents – who have won their last four games.

The Magpies will be hoping to build on Saturday’s win over Fleet Town ahead of the busy festive period.

“I think Christmas time is important” added Cuss. “We want to come out the other side of it and still be in touch with the leading teams.

“If we can do that, then what happens over the last quarter of the season will be interesting. Christmas always sorts out a few teams because if the amount of games you have to pay in a short period of time.”

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