It’s been a couple of weeks without competitive action for Retford United since their excellent 3-3 draw at promotion-chasing Grimsby Borough. As the NCEL Toolstation Division One’s bottom side prepare to welcome East Yorkshire Carnegie (16th) to the Jones and Co. Stadium on Saturday, Badgers Manager Jordan Hall feels that recent events augur well for his sides’ prospects of pulling out of trouble, writes Colin Muncie.
Jordan told the Bootiful Game “I’m hoping the last two draws are foundations for us to build on. We welcome EYC to our ground and we all know what the remit is. We want three points and I expect the lads to give me their all for ninety-plus. We have stopped the rot -losing by odd goal here and there over the last few weeks- so this game is a massive chance for us to push on. We find ourselves in a better position (than we could have been) with teams around us catching up on their games in hand without pulling away too much”.
Jordan provided us with a succinct summary of the context of Saturday’s game. “There is a mini- league forming down at the bottom, with five or six teams potentially being involved. We are bottom of this. But I’m confident with the character within this group of players we have the potential to pull out of this”.
“We still are realists and we know there will be twists and turns and ups and downs- we just have to limit the downs to a bare minimum”.