New keeper to face Cambridge

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Former Leyton Orient and West Ham keeper Jake Larkins is likely to make his second appearance for the Blues when they host Cambridge United at the ProKit UK Stadium on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old played half a game in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Burnham Ramblers with Joe Wright sitting out the action in Suffolk.

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Larkins made four appearances for the O’s last season, including their first and third ties in the FA Cup, having been an academy player at West Ham between 2010 and 2013.

Blues’ boss Rod Stringer expects to include Anthony Church and Sheldon Sellears, who both missed the win at Burnham, and he knows that his side will face a tough test against the Football League newcomers:

“We’re going from one extreme to another, the Cambridge side may be stronger than we’ve ever faced over the last few years but it should be useful for us.

“It’s going to be a tough season, but on the positive side I believe we have the strongest management team at this level of football. Everyone knows their roles, and we work well together. It was good that I could be away last week and everything still went well.”

Wednesday’s action at the ProKit UK starts at 7.45pm with admission £10 for adults and £6 for concessions. As ever, it’s free for accompanied under-12s.

Author: Dave Ryan