Still very much alive in the Toolstation NCEL Division One Play-off Race , eighth-placed and in-form Hallam face an awkward -looking trip to Cannon Park tomorrow to face Retford United , 21st in the table- and the Hallam Management trio wont be counting any chickens as they make the trip , writes Colin Muncie.
Joint Manager Steven Whitehead is keenly aware of the damage a defeat could do, but he’s sure that his players will be ready for the Badgers. He told the Bootiful Game ” It’s a potential banana skin but we will have our lads ready after a good training session in midweek; they’ve had a bit of rest and should be raring to go into what will be a very busy closing period of the season”.
Joint Manager Scott Bates reported that he too was happy with his side’s preparedness and hopeful that he’s seen the worst of the elements “I sound like I’m repeating myself with the bad weather talk;hopefully we’ve turned the corner now, and we can get some games in” he said.”We had a good training session in mid week with our game being off, so onto Saturday now ;as results have proved ,we take nothing for granted in this league-anything can happen on the day”.
“There’s no gimmies and it will be the same on Saturday; we’ve got to work hard for the result”.
Assistant Manager Dean Bamforth ia also glad to be back in the technical area “I’m looking forward to getting a game again! It doesn’t matter if it’s top or bottom as I’ve said -we approach every game the same and each at a time” Dean told us .” Training has been fantastic and the morale just gets better by the week ; we’ve no new injury worries which is pleasing. We’re also happy with the season extension” .
“Hopefully now the games come thick and fast and we can build momentum and finish the season strongly”