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COACHES’ CORNER: Bren Kelly previews Kidlington

Ahead of Saturday’s visit to Kidlington, manager Bren Kelly looks at what the Berkhamsted draw last weekend meant to his side, as well as the latest on injuries and potential new additions.

“It’s a strange feeling going into this Saturday’s game against Kidlington.

“Even though we maintained our unbeaten home record, it did feel like a loss in the dressing room after the Berkamsted game, considering the fact we led 2-1 at the interval.

“The standards we set in the first half of the season have been very high and it’s important we try to maintain them – after all, it’s us and only us that have created those high standards.

“What cost us last Saturday was the fact we didn’t do the little things well – the basics, the stuff we should be doing naturally without even thinking about it.

“But we didn’t. And therefore, we didn’t get the three points. However, I am pleased that the lads were not content with a draw against a team vying for the playoffs at step four.

“I guess it shows how far we have come in the last 12 months under the new regime.

“This weekend, we have a great chance to make sure the basics are covered so we can provide a platform to build on in the game.

“As I write this, Jason is still doubtful for Saturday. However Macca (Mike McGrath) should be available for selection, along with the rest of the squad.

“We must try emulate and improve on the form we showed in the first half of the season and that’s exactly what we will try and do.

“Who knows where that will leave us? We will try to pick up as many points as possible, from now until the end of April.

“I am looking to add to the squad ASAP to provide more options and help with the squad balance.

“Our primary focus is Kidlington on Saturday, where we will be giving everything to try get the three points.”

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