Steve’s Thursday Evening Briefing
‘Eleven games left and its in our own hands’
Eleven games left and a four point gap between us and relegation, there are lots of twists and turns to go in the survival race as we prepare for the visit of Chippenham.
Speaking before training on Thursday Steve said “I say exactly what I said to the players. It’s in our own hands. We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do. We can’t worry about other teams doing us favours. We’ve had two draws and that’s two points added to the total we need to be safe.
“They beat Dartford at the weekend, we’ve gone to their place and won so they’ll want revenge for that defeat so it will be equally as tough as any game. We had a game in the week, they had a break, so they should be fresher then us but we have to be up for the task.”
Regarding team news, that all depends how training goes with a couple of fitness issues:
“We’ve got a couple of little niggles, Tom Beere and Doug Loft. Ibs should be back in full time training, so providing they come through we should have a full squad.”
Our midfield is one player down after Adam Lovatt returned to parent club Sutton United, and went straight into their first team for his football league debut.
Steve explained: “He went and played against Swindon and did very well. He played the full game and if he can keep his place then we’ve done our job. Good luck to him. We never stand in anyone’s way. We didn’t have a chance to stand in his way anyway because his club wanted him back. He had a chance to play Swindon in league two or Concord Rangers-away I know what he’s going to choose. They’ve got a few injuries now it’s his chance to keep his place in the side when injuries come back.”
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