RUSHALL SET TO MAKE CHANGES
Goalkeeper Lewis Fenney looks likely to make his debut for the Pics in their FA Cup tie at Buxton with Chris Gemmell unavailable.
The Express & Star revealed that Rushall Olympic will hand a debut to keeper Lewis Fenney in tomorrow’s FA Cup clash at Buxton.
The former Cambridge City man comes in for regular shot-stopper Chris Gemmell, who has work commitments
Manager Neil Hatching also has Danny Bragoli (knee) and Richard Blythe (foot) available for the trip to their Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division rivals after they came through training unscathed on Thursday night.
But it's the debut of Fenney Kitching is excited about.
"Lewis has been out on loan at Tipton and has done very well," said the boss.
"We took him from Cambridge City so he's been well coached and has had a good grounding."
Kitching believes this could be a real chance for Fenney, adding: “He’s looking to hold onto the shirt. It's a big ask for Lewis to come in and a goalkeeper coming in is no different to an outfield player - you've got to be positive and if he does well, then I've got a decision to make."
Kitching is relishing the tie too, saying: "Chasetown are what they are now because of what they've done in the FA Cup and we'd love to do something like them."
Meanwhile, the Pics were waiting to learn whether new signing Luke Bottomer would be available for the cup tie
The exciting 19-year-old right sided midfielder made his debut last week at Frickley Athletic on loan from Conference National neighbours Tamworth, but his parent club will have the final say.
Local lad Bottomer was surprisingly released by Coventry City's Academy in March 2011 and joined Conference South Worcester City after the second year apprentice was told he would not be getting a new contract with the Sky Blues, despite an impressive season for City's U-18's.
During the close season he attracted interest from Halesowen Town, Cheltenham Town and the University of North Western Ohio (USA), but Coventry City U-18's Player of the Year for season 2010-11 eventually ended up on trial at Tamworth.
After signing contract terms with the Lambs, August 2011 saw him link up with Solihull Borough, where he featured in Conference North football.