COACHES’ CORNER: Tim Flowers Previews Hitchin Town

Ahead of Saturday’s league match at Hitchin Town (3:00 KO), manager Tim Flowers has spoken about the opposition, the squad and the importance of momentum…

“We’re on the same number of points and there isn’t a lot between our records – they’ve scored more than us and we’ve conceded less than them, so it’s going to be a tough game.

“I’ve seen their last couple of games; they’re a technical team who try and play out from the back. We’ve got to make sure we get our distances right and don’t get exposed and allow them to pick up too many pockets. On the flip side of that, we’ve got try and impose what we want to do and try and make it as difficult as we can for them.

“I imagine they’ll try and target us – they’ve got us and Sudbury in the next two games and I’m sure they’ll be targeting those as a good chance for points.

“We have to have the same mindset really; we’re going there on the back of a win and we need to try and cement that with getting a result down there if we can.

“Squadwise, I think we’re fine. Conor Tee has left us, along with four other players. There’s no new incomings at this moment in time; we had a lad training with us on Thursday who we’ll have a look at but, other than that, I’ve put a couple of seven day approaches in but both are going to stay with the club that there at and that’s how it rolls. It’s one of those; these lads either want to come or they don’t.

“We had a squad at 18 at training last night, and we’ll crack on and prepare for Saturday and go down there and give a good account of ourselves.

“I was saying to the lads on Tuesday after the session that momentum, not just in football but in life, is a massive thing and if you can get that with you for a period of time, you can really push yourselves on – don’t be satisfied with a win; good teams and good players want to go and win the next one and the next one and if we can get a feelgood around the Victoria Ground, then it can take you a long way.

“The fans were buzzing after the game because I could hear them and if a few more come for the Berkhamsted game (9th March) then we could make it quite an intimidating place to come and play.

“It’s the lads who can build that momentum; if they go and get a result Saturday, they’re coming in a fortnight’s time to a home game, and we might have an improvement on our gate compared to the other day. If the fans can get behind them again, then it’ll push them forward.”

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