WIVENHOE TOWN manager Chris Hudson is looking forward to a reunion with his former club tonight, as the Dragons head to West Street to face fourth-placed Coggeshall Town.

The sides are set to meet in an Essex derby in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division.

Hudson was part of the Seedgrowers' coaching set-up as recently as last season and is relishing the chance to manage against his former side.

He said: "I was at Coggeshall last season, so this game is a bit of a homecoming.

"I've been warned I'll be a dead man if I get anything from the game!"

Hudson was full of praise for Coggeshall boss Graeme Smith and his assistant manager, John Pollard, ahead of the game.

He said: "I have the utmost respect for Coggeshall.

"Graeme and John are two people who have had an influence on me as a manager, in the way I coach teams.

"They're fantastic guys and I always want the best for them — except against my boys, obviously.

"Graeme has come to watch us play recently and it'll be great to see everyone again."

The two sides, who are separated by 50 points in the league table, go head-to-head tonight at 7.45pm.

STANWAY ROVERS are also in action tonight.

Kem Izzet's in-form side have a home date with Haverhill Rovers.

Stanway are ninth in the table but could hop up to seventh with a victory at the Hawthorns (7.45pm).

BRANTHAM ATHLETIC are second in the premier division at the moment, although they could have been leapfrogged by Coggeshall by the time they entertain Long Melford tomorrow.

FC CLACTON are on their travels at Kirkley and Pakefield and could hand debuts to new signings Samson Jackson and Jenson Mulqueen.