Holbeach United keen to keep punching above their weight against ‘big spenders’

Danny Hussey insists that his Holbeach United will do what they can to mix it with the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division’s “big spenders” for the rest of the season.

The Tigers chief reckons that his side are “punching above their weight” with their current position of third place – but insists mixing it with the likes of Shepshed Dynamo, Deeping Rangers, Quorn and Rugby Town doesn’t faze him.

This Saturday sees Holbeach take something of a step into the unknown when they visit promoted Lutterworth Town (3pm), but the former Stamford number two is sure his side will rise to the occasion.

“We’re having a good season,” said Hussey. “We’re up there fighting with the big spenders – the likes of Shepshed, Deeping, Quorn and Rugby.

“We’re probably punching above our weight, but that’s not meant as a put down for my lads. They can go toe-to-toe with anyone.

“I think we’re well positioned at the moment and obviously we want to stay at the top end of the table through Christmas and beyond.

“This Saturday will be an interesting one. Lutterworth are an unknown quantity for many in this league.

“They seem to either win or lose games, so we’ll be going there looking for three points.”

That clash is followed by a Lincs Senior Cup trip to Bourne Town on Wednesday night (7.45pm), with Hussey insistent that his side will be at full strength as they bid to win a cup this season.

Holbeach are without the injured Joe Braithwaite on Saturday, but Ryan Oliver could return.

Injured striker Michael Frew is now running again and could be back for the festive fixtures.

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