BASINGSTOKE Town’s new goalkeeping signing Chris Rackley is set for a baptism of fire on Saturday, when title chasing Met Police are the visitors to the Camrose.

The experience shot stopper is no stranger to big games as last year he helped Thatcham to FA Vase glory at Wembley.

Rackley comes into the side in place of teenager Tom McGill, who is on loan at Basingstoke from Brighton and Hove Albion and is away on England under-19 duty.

The 18-year-old will hoping to help the young Lions to qualify for this year’s finals are in Armenia in July and only the top team from the four-nation group will qualify.

England hosted the Czechs yesterday and Greece on March 23 and Denmark on March 26, all at St George's Park.

He will hope Town will ease their relegation worries while he is away after a 4-1 loss at Dorchester last Saturday saw them slip to 18th.

Saturday's visitors Met Police are third in the table, after three straight wins and will arrive in north Hampshire to face a Town side looking for their fourth home win on the trot.

They are expected to welcome back midfielder Sam Deadfield

Looking ahead to the game Basingstoke boss Martin Kuhl said: "We know they are a decent side and play a direct style.

"We were really off the pace in Dorchester and gave up some soft goals again."