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Ole’ Ollie! Pearce back to full fitness and may spearhead Rocks’ attack tonight at Hemel Hempstead Town

Rocks boss Jack Pearce could be tempted to thrust striker Ollie Pearce back into attack tonight as Bognor Regis Town go to Hemel Hempstead Town for a Vanarama National League South clash.

Goal-getter Pearce has been sidelined with a groin injury but is fit again and back in the squad as the Nye Camp outfit bid to get their league campaign back on track.

He got 20 minutes under his belt in the 3-0 reverse at Wealdstone on Saturday, a defeat that meant the Rocks have collected just two points from a possible 18 in the last six outings.

Fans have voiced their disquiet at Pearce being at the helm during this poor run of form and the long-serving stalwart took time out to address supporters’ concerns in an open Q&A session at the club on Sunday.

One issue apparently not discussed was the possibility of former Pompey chairman Iain McInness investing in the club.

Meanwhile, Rocks get the chance to progress in the FA Cup on Saturday when they host Weston-Super-Mare in a second qualifying round encounter at Nyewood Lane, kick off 3pm.

Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.