Hallam and Skegness Town face each other for the second time in a week after their 1-1 reversal at The Vertigo Stadium last Saturday.
With Hallam chasing promotion and the NCEL Division One title, and Skegness trying to gather as many points to secure survival it is a huge game for both sides.
Visiting Manager Nathan Collins explains his thought process. “We will be going to Hallam looking to get three points and another strong performance.”
“We know where we are as a club at the minute – going to any of the top sides is a tough ask, but we are in decent form at the minute and are capable of competing with any team at this level and we certainly won’t be going there with any fear.”
Hallam Joint Manager Scott Bates is anticipating a tough afternoon. “Big test for us. We saw what they were like last weekend, so the lads aren’t entering the unknown, we have to keep our levels up.”
While Stephen Whitehead added, “it’s an important game, as they all are at this point of the campaign, and we will be looking for our lads to put a performance in for the full 90 mins at the standard they did for the second-half against Worsborough midweek.”
“If we can do that then we are capable of beating anyone in our league. It’s the slow starting that’s causing us some problems, so we will look at a different angle as to what we do when we turn and see if that helps in getting a reaction.”
Last but no means least, man mountain of an Assistant Dean Bamforth concluded, “yeah we’ve dug ourselves an hole again in the last 2 games. To be fair our performances haven’t been great either, but it’s the time of the season to stick together and have faith and trust in our lads who I might add have been fantastic all season.”
“We set the standard as a management team and – although not losing many – we are not satisfied with draws either. We’re into the final straight now and every game will be a cup final.”