The Baker Boys look to pull one out of the oven in FA Trophy

LEEK Town face a long journey on their return to the Wembley trail tomorrow (Oct 17).

The Blues head 140-miles South East to the Cambridgeshire village of Histon & Impington, where they will engage in the second qualifying round of the money-spinning Buildbase FA Trophy.

Hosts Histon FC from the Isthmian League North Division will kick off as underdogs, but Blues boss Neil Baker will be warning his players not to take the tie lightly.

He has been advised by his scouts about what could lie in wait against a team with promotion in mind as they sit third in their league table.

Blues below-par away form this season will have been noted by the Histon management team and the news that their visitors face enforced changes to their line-up because of injuries.

Lively forward Rob Stevenson is likely to be a painful absentee, after being forced off with a hamstring injury against Cleethorpes Town last weekend, while Jack Wakefield is doubtful after suffering a knock in the same game.

However, Matt Bell returns to the squad after being unavailable for Blues thrilling win against the seasiders from Lincolnshire, which saw the hosts twice come back from behind to clinch victory with a late goal.

After recently being despatched from the FA Cup by Mickleover Sports at the second qualifying round stage, Blues will be keen to not miss out gathering in cash from another rewarding FA competition.

"The FA competitions are important to us," said Baker, but added: "Our priority is the league, but runs in the cup are a bonus and they not only bring money in but also breed confidence."

Pictured: Histon FC's smart Bridge Road ground in Cambridgeshire.



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