HARWICH and Parkeston and Little Oakley are both preparing for key fixtures this weekend.

The Shrimpers face a tricky trip to sixth-placed Alresford Colne Rangers – minus the services of prolific striker Jordan Heath, who this week joined Stanway Rovers.

And Oakley take a break from league duty when they face Great Bentley, in their rearranged Knockout Cup quarter-final at the Memorial Ground.

For the full story and quotes from both camps, see this week's Standard.