After a comprehensive Toolstation NCEL League Cup Third Round win over Play-Off Rivals Selby Town, it’s back to Division One action for fifth-placed Shirebrook Town tomorrow when they welcome 17th-placed East Yorkshire Carnegie to Langwith Road – and Shirebrook Manager Rob Camm is determined that his players don’t get ahead of themselves, writes Colin Muncie.
Rob told the Bootiful Game “It’s an exciting time for everyone involved in the League. Games are finally being played regularly, players have got the buzz back and the league standings are changing almost daily. We are never looking further ahead than the next game and trying to get three points. With that mindset, we will see where we end up.”
Reflecting on his side’s 6-0 win at Selby Town on Thursday night-goals from Tom Cook (2 mins) Joe Naylor (3) gave the visitors a 2-0 half-time lead; and a late flourish from Nathan Clarke (74),Jordan Claxton (81) Dec Brewin (88) and Dan Williams (90) rounded out the victory in front of the 110-strong crowd at Richard Street- Shirebrook Assistant Manger Jamie Allen felt it might have been one game too many for both sides. He told us “It was probably a game that both teams could have done without as both have higher priorities, and that reflected in the change in teams from last week. I was really pleased with the lads that came in and it shows the depth of squad we have. Selby played well didn’t change their philosophy and have some exciting young lads. The most pleasing thing for me was to finish the game with a team that had an average age of 22; it’s easy to forget how young the majority of the squad is here”.
“We now look forward to another huge week in the League”.
Carnegie’s Assistant Manager Lewis Sarel is wary of Saturday’s hosts, but has been working hard to turn the side’s fortunes around. He told us “It’s going to be a tough game for us without a doubt. They are one of the most in- form teams in the league and are pushing to finish as high as they possibly can. We will look to go there and cause an upset. We will really need to raise our levels from the last couple of weeks if we are to get anything from this game”.
“We are still working on new things in training so hopefully we can put them into place for the upcoming games “