WINGHAM Warriors go into tomorrow's Football Mid North Coast Premier League clash against Camden Haven with the best preparation the club has enjoyed since the start of the season.
However, it hasn't been all good news for the Warriors as captain Mitch Bevitt will miss the match because of suspension.
Coach John Bevitt was due to make a decision on the replacement last night, although Ken Lemaire is favoured to fill the spot. He'll play in the centre mid-field.
All of Wingham's Newcastle-based players are back on holidays from university and so Bevitt has had a full complement for training this week.
The Warriors are fresh from a fighting 1-1 draw against Taree last week.
These were the first points the side had gained in a month and revives Wingham's hopes of moving out of the competition cellar. Wingham now sit four points adrift of Old Bar.
Bevitt noted that the club started the season solidly with draws against Taree and Camden Haven.
"And we led Camden Haven 2-1 until the last 30 seconds when they scored,'' he said.
However, the Newcastle players hadn't yet started university then and were training with the side. Bevitt said it's been difficult since.
"We have to try and sort out any problems we have on game day and not on the training pitch,'' he said.
"And the players don't get to know each other's game so it's hard to put structures in place. At least now we're all training together and hopefully that'll lead to some positive results.''
Camden Haven currently sits in third place on the ladder.