Last Saturday ninth-placed Dronfield saw off nine-man Shirebrook Town (eleventh) in a feisty Toolstation NCEL Division One clash at the H.E. Barnes – and with numerical parity restored at three o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Dronfield’s Manager, Chris Millington is expecting another tough test in the reverse fixture at Langwith Road, writes Colin Muncie.
As Chris explained to TBG, “We know Shirebrook will probably be hurting from two consecutive defeats – and after analysing their performance before the two sending-offs in the reverse fixture a week ago, we are going to have to be good to get anything out of the game.”
Chris will be emphasising to his players the need to get right on to the front foot. “We need to make sure we start games better and stop giving teams one or two goals start,” he warned. “We have not scored first in the last seven games, which is something that we need to address. We have a few bodies returning that were not available for one reason or another on Tuesday night so we could freshen things up.”
“We are aware that Shirebrook will want to put right a few wrongs that took place last Saturday,” Chris added, “but we need to make sure that we are big, strong and not passive.”
“It’s got all the makings of a really good game.”