Gaffer looks ahead to the final dozen games of the season…
By Matty Paddock - 07/03/2018
Posted 2 weeks ago
BOSS John Eustace says his players are determined to finish the season on a high ahead of the start of the last dozen games of the term.
Harriers make the trip to Gainsborough Trinity this coming weekend, still looking to shake off the disappointment of two consecutive defeats.
Bad weather and Stockport’s FA Trophy progress means the lads will have had to wait a full two weeks to respond to the 2-1 set-back at Darlington, which followed the home loss to Harrogate.
That same weather also hindered some of training last week, but Eustace told our YouTube channel that although there was some minor disruption, the group have been more than able to stay on track thanks to the use of a good range of facilities.
He said: “It has been really frustrating, especially after two defeats; the lads needed a game quickly after Darlington.
“Although the weather has played a part in being a bit of a pain, the lads have worked ever so hard in the last ten days or so and we are looking forward to the challenge on Saturday.
“We’ve unfortunately had to have a couple of days off, but we have been very lucky to be able to use Baxter College and the Astroturf pitch there, where we’ve been able to get some good sessions in.
“We’re very lucky to have that facility and the lads have used it well.”
The trip to Gainsborough will see Harriers tackle a Trinity side determined to move away from relegation danger at the foot of the National League North table.
“…I need one or two of them to stand up and be counted, and to be the main men and make the difference.” John Eustace
Eustace has been impressed with the attitude on the training field this week and has called upon his marksmen to do what’s necessary to fire the team to three points come Saturday.
“The lads have been really focused and we know it isn’t great to lose two games in a row,” he added.
“We’re really focused for the remaining 12 games of the season but it’s going to be a really tough game away on Saturday; they have got a new manager in there and they will make it really difficult for us.
“I want us to be competitive and take the chances we’re creating… we’re determined to finish the season off really well.
“We have good strikers in the squad and I need one or two of them to stand up and be counted, and to be the main men and make the difference.”
The full interview, featuring more on the Gainsborough game and the latest on squad injury news, is available to view on our YouTube channel.
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