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Higgins return boosts Barking for Colchester’s visit

PUBLISHED: 09:30 31 October 2014

Aaron Higgins will be back for Barking this weekend. (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Aaron Higgins will be back for Barking this weekend. (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

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Barking head coach Steve Wagstaff is wary of a free-scoring Colchester this weekend, but hopes the return of Aaron Higgins will be just the boost his side need.

Barking let a 28-15 half-time lead slip at London One North rivals North Walsham (see page 74) and went on to lose 32-28 in Norfolk.

But they will hope a return to their Gale Street home – the scene of their three wins this season – will prove profitable, despite facing a Colchester outfit who have scored 174 points in their last two wins over Woodford and Romford & Gidea Park.

“Saturday should be a really good test for us,” said Wagstaff.

“They are a well-coached side and a very strong team, but we need to stand up and produce at the weekend.

“If the forwards can perform again that will give us a platform.

“No disrespect to the two sides they have beaten in the the last two weeks, but Colchester are strong and those results are not really a surprise.”

Higgins will return to Barking’s starting line-up following injury, while Wagstaff may make a couple of further changes.

“Aaron’s back and that’s a massive boost for us. He’s a big player for us and there may be a another change or two,” he added.

“We know what Colchester are capable of, but hopefully we can put in a performance to be proud of on Saturday.”


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