1) With this fixture being the first in a long time due to COVID-19 how important is this tie, not only for players from both sides to get a good run out but for the community itself?
It’s very important. It will be great to welcome fans back to fixtures in the area, albeit at limited capacity. I am sure there are a lot of supporters who would have loved to be at the game who can’t. For our players it’ll also be great, our players new and old will be able to experience our supporters first hand and it’ll give them a taste for the support they’re going to get this season, something that was hugely missed last season.
2) With Cleethorpes Town really making a name for themselves in the Town for having great facilities and such dedicated people steering the ship. How good is it to see the club rise in stature in recent years?
It’s great to see the club continue their progress. Certainly in my first period at the club we always played Cleethorpes Town. When they reached Wembley in the Cup Final, it was massive for them and I am sure it was pivotal for their growth and their continued development. Like ourselves, we’re trying to improve and develop as a club every day and like Cleethorpes, they’re wanting to develop as a club and we wish them all the best going forward.