Boss on Tamworth trip
It’s a game that Tamworth manager Dale Belford says pits “David versus Goliath”.
The Hatters, who will backed by over 1,000 supporters, will rock up at the Lamb Ground on Saturday aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to eight games in the Skrill Premier.
To prepare, Town boss John Still took his ‘Goliaths’ for a spot of 10-pin bowling. “Good for team spirit,” he said at his press conference on Thursday.
Spirit – and plenty of it – is something his side are going to face when they take on the Lambs on Saturday.
Despite languishing two places above the relegation zone, and having lost four of their last seven games, Still is well aware of how difficult Saturday’s fixture will be.
“Tamworth appear to have a very good attitude and togetherness,” the Town boss read direct from his scout report on the Lambs which lay on his desk in his office.
“They started the game very well, they created one or two chances that they failed to capitalise on, but Tamworth will be a very tough game.”
It was there written in black and white.
“That probably mirrors most reports that we get,” continued Still. “All these games are tough, and I’m not saying people try harder against Luton, as that would be unfair on other clubs, but I think Tamworth, who I know are a good club, have a good manager and a decent group of players and I think they’re probably going to look at any game they play against an ex-Football League club as a really good game for them.
“So if they’re going to find a little bit extra, then we have to find a little bit extra.”
The Town have lost just once since an opening day defeat Southport but have drawn their last two away games, at Hereford and Aldershot.
And while pleased, Still recognises there’s plenty more improvement to come from his team.
“So far we’ve been consistent, but we haven’t been great,” admitted the manager.
“There are three or four or five other teams who would say they’ve been consistent – but you’ve got to be consistent 46 times and not 30 times, and that’s our aim.
“When we’re good, we want to win, when we’re pretty good we want to win. When we’re not good we want to win and when we’re poor we want to get something from the game, that’s key.”
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