Tomorrow, Langwith Road hosts a game with implications at either end of Toolstation NCEL Division One when nineteenth-placed FC Bolsover welcome Glasshoughton Welfare, in sole possession of that precious Play-off sixth place-and Bolsover Joint Manager Adam Valente is still looking over his shoulder after a quiet last few weeks, writes Colin Muncie.
Adam told the Bootiful Game “Having only two games in March really says a lot about how much football we have missed. We still find ourselves in a precarious position in the League and three points on Saturday can go a long way towards safety. With still eight games left due to all the postponements, it’s good to know the League have extended the season by a week to allow all teams to get re arranged fixtures played! It’s still going to be a tough ask and we are definitely going to have some tired legs after the run in”.
Adam turned his attention to events at the weekend “ So onto today’s game; the lads are buzzing to get back on the pitch and cement our place in the League next season” he said “We are starting to see some of our longer term injured players come back and will be needed in the next three weeks. Glasshoughton are a good side; unfortunately they hit a blip midweek in their defeat to Campion, so they are going to want to be getting their Play-Off push back on track, that’s for sure”.
“However as you know, we have had a very up and down time since myself and Mike Bohan (Joint Manager) have been in charge and the lads are just wanting to put our last game against Hallam behind us and go out and right a few wrongs from that game”.
Glassy Joint Manager Lee Vigars is still coming to terms with his side’s midweek loss to Campion. “We’ll need to be 100% better than we were on Tuesday to get anything from our trip to FC Bolsover this weekend” he insisted “Myself and Darren (Holmes, Joint Manager) were massively disappointed with the way we played against Campion in midweek and it’s fair to say the majority of the team owe us a performance; both in terms of quality and work rate. We stressed to the lads afterwards that if they turn up not fully switched on and ready to go they’ll get nothing in this league -and the result certainly proved that. We also made it clear to them all that we’ve played too well over the past four or five months to throw it all away now ;so as a group we’ll need to work extremely hard for the next two weeks”.
Lee admitted that his team won’t head to head to Langwith Road at full strength, but he did have some good news “ This game is another where our opponents are scrapping for everything in a bid for their survival so it will be a real battle yet again” he warned.
“Unfortunately we picked up another couple of injuries on Tuesday night -but we should have Conor Glavin and Rob Oldham returning to the squad.”