The recent revival from Hall Road Rangers hit a temporary setback last weekend with that 2-1 home defeat to Eccleshill United, a result which sees Rangers sitting sixteenth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division. This weekend, they welcome twelfth placed Staveley Miners Welfare to Haworth Park after the Trojans secured the win at Garforth thanks to Andrew Fox’s strike at Cedar Ridge. Rangers Manager Bill Gill, already anxious to augment his squad, is hoping that his side’s recent defensive resilience reappears at the weekend, writes Colin Muncie.
Bill has an eye on the turn of the year as he reviews his playing options. “We are hoping to make a couple of new signings ahead of this game to try and improve the squad and provide enough cover approaching the winter months when the pitches start having an effect on players, and games start coming thick and fast,” he told TBG. “I believe if we can defend as we have in the last four games – plus be more ruthless and direct in front of goal – we can win the game this weekend. However, if we play like we did last Saturday – we won’t get anything from the game.”
Bill is focusing on his approach as he prepares for the clash. “We are working on specific things in training this week which will give the lads the best chance,” he reported, “but the rest is down to them.”
“We also need to look ahead to next Tuesday’s Senior Cup tie – a competition we are ambitious to progress in.”