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Southport will welcome fans back to the Pure Stadium for the first time since March when they take on Farsley Celtic on Wednesday night.

Liam Watson’s side will be looking to bounce back from a 1-4 defeat against Gateshead last time out.

With a capacity of 800 allowed into Haig Avenue, the support of a home crowd could be the difference to inspire the Port to three points.


The opposition:

Farsley have only been able to win two of their opening 11 league games this season.

They have drawn five and lost four, putting them on 11 points in 11th place, the position they finished last season in.

The Yorkshire side enter this fixture on the back of a three match unbeaten run, coming away 1-2 winners in their last game against top of the table Gloucester.


The man in charge:

Manager, Adam Lakeland, has been at the helm of the Celt Army since 2017.

After spells at Curzon Ashton and Northwich Victoria, he took on the role at the Citadel, where he has won the West Riding County FA Cup and the Northern Premier League.


Previous meetings:

The last league game between these two sides came back in August 2019.

David Morgan, Devarn Green and Raul Correia were all on target as the Port collected the three points.

Just over a month later, the pair met again, this time in the Emirates FA Cup.

It was an even bigger victory for Liam Watson’s side, as they put five past the Celt Army.


Final thoughts:

Despite hitting a few hurdles throughout November, Southport still have a strong enough squad to go into most games expecting a win.

The return of fans should add another extra boost for the Port.

Written by Amos Wynn

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