Bridlington Town striker Jake Day's Vase fitness battle

Brid striker Jake Day
Brid striker Jake Day

Bridlington Town striker Jake Day could be fit to make his return for the Seasiders’ crunch FA Vase match at Northern League high-flyers Sunderland RCA this Saturday.

Day, and teammate James Faulkner, are set to have a session with physio Danny Brunton at Thursday night’s training session to assess their fitness.

Boss Brett Agnew said: “Danny told me Jake should be fine for Saturday’s game, which would be great for us as he offers us something different up front with his strength.

“Even if he comes off the bench it would give Sunderland’s defence a different problem.

“We always seem to be drawn against the best teams in the Northern League in the Vase, having faced Consett, South Shields, Newcastle Benfield and Guisborough.

“They are always tough sides to play against as they have a great catchment area in the north east.”

Agnew is also hoping the day can also act as a team-bonding exercise.

He said: “It is always great to have the away-days in the cup, the lads have a great time on the coach there and back.

“It is also good experience for them to play against a new team, it is a new challenge for them.”

The manager was also delighted with the way his side bounced back from a 6-1 loss at Penistone Church last Wednesday with a 2-0 win at Handsworth on Saturday.

“Fraser Papprill and Chris Jenkinson were excellent at the back at Handsworth, while Joe McFadyen played well up front and Chris Adams and Benn Lewis also did well.

“I was also happy with the job that Lewis Dennison and skipper Andy Norfolk did in central midfield.”