STEVE Butterworth says he will fire his Great Wakering Rovers side up for tomorrow’s trip to Soham Town Rangers by telling his players to win ‘for Josh Wiggins’.

Wiggins suffered a horrific double leg break in the abandoned Isthmian League Cup clash with Hullbridge Sports, which has ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

And Butterworth is keen to raise the winger’s spirits by returning to south Essex with three Isthmian North points.

“We never seem to do well at Soham, but I want us to win in a bid to cheer Josh up a bit,” said Butterworth, who took over as Wakering’s permanent player-manager in April.

“It’s normally more of a battle than a football match at Soham and the pitch isn’t the greatest.

“We don’t have a good record at Soham and we have a lot of technically gifted players in our squad.

“I will have to decide what system and players will work best against a strong Soham side.

“But I will be telling the boys in the changing room to use Josh’s injury to our advantage and fire them up.

“I want them to come back and tell Josh we won for him.”

With Wiggins injured and Billy Johnson and Alfie Hilton unavailable this weekend, Butterworth has gone from having four wingers to choose from to just Jake Gordon.

Wakering, who are just one point adrift of the play-off places, will also be without the suspended Adalberto Pinto.

Soham are 11th in the table and will go into the clash following a penalty shoot-out Isthmian League Cup win over Ware.