Durham City set for big crowd

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DURHAM City will have their biggest gate of the season at New Ferens Park tomorrow with FC United of Manchester expected to bring at least 1,000 spectators.

“It should be a cracking occasion,” said manager Dickie Ord. “They have a terrific fan base and hopefully we can put on a good show.

“I know we lost to Sunderland RCA in the Durham Challenge Cup on Tuesday night but I wasn’t too disappointed.

“Yes, there was a lack of concentration which cost us goals but there were a lot of tired legs out there following last Saturday’s game on a heavy pitch at Mossley.”

Before Tuesday’s result, City had won six Evo Stik League Division One North games on the bounce and Ord is confident his side will quickly return to winning form.

He added: “We were going great so there’s no reason whatsoever why we cannot keep up our challenge for at least a play-off place.

“I should have everybody available. Steven Thompson took a knock on Tuesday but should be okay and I’ve also re-signed Josh Home Jackson, who has returned from Greece and he goes straight into the squad.”