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Dereham Town boss Henman hoping the only way is up for his low-flying Ryman League Magpies

07:02 24 September 2016

David Hinton, once of Gorleston, is hoping to be a hit at Dereham Town.

David Hinton, once of Gorleston, is hoping to be a hit at Dereham Town.

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Dereham Town’s attentions can now turn to moving up the table as they head to AFC Hornchurch.

The Magpies were knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday before sharing the spoils with Norfolk rivals Norwich United in Tuesday night’s Ryman League Premier Division derby.

With those two massive matches out of the way the focus for Matt Henman is clear – it’s time to pick up a head of steam after a slow start.

The Dereham boss said: “It will be a really, really tough game. Hornchurch will be one of the top sides in the league at the end of the season.

“It’ll be physical but I think we will be well equipped. We should have a bit more continuity now and we hope that remains because in the next few months there’s a big opportunity for us to pick up some points and make our league position a bit more realistic compared with our expectations.”

Dereham, 19th with two wins out of eight, welcome back Dan Morphew, Craig Bussens and have cricket talent Joe Gatting – and midweek debutant David Hinton, a signing from Wroxham – available for the foreseeable future now Swardeston’s season is over.

“I thought David got better as the game went on in midweek,” added Henman, who will still be without Jake Anema, Vadim Constandachi and Sam Borrer.

“He brings a bit of experience, a bit of assurance and a calmness in possesion. He’s good defensively and can protect the back four. As for Joe, first and foremost the reason he is in the area is to play cricket. It’s part of his job and we have to respect that.

“But having him now is excellent. He’s made a big impression when he’s played already. He’s got a great touch and holds up the ball really well.”

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