Tough test for AFC Sudbury at in-form Enfield Town... ahead of next Saturday's big Macclesfield clash
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AFC Sudbury assistant boss Andy Reynolds knows his team need to concentrate on the job in hand, rather than look too far forward.
The west Suffolk side travel to in-form Enfield Town today in a Ryman Premier clash – they also entertain Met Police at the Wardale Williams Stadium on Tuesday night.
All this before next Saturday’s big FA Trophy, second round tie against National League Macclesfield Town, again at home.
“At the moment we have to focus on the next game – and that’s Enfield – that’s all we can do,” Reynolds said.
“The Macclesfield game is huge for us of course it is and is reward for our fine cup run.
“But we need to worry about Enfield and we need to make sure we are doing our bit to control and win games.
“We are not quite playing the complete game right now and the Ryman League is very tough.
“We stay away from saying we are ‘unlucky’ – we will finish where we deserve too come the end of the season.
“But we have a lot of young lads doing this for the first time, learning all the time and we will stick by them. We expect the second half of the season to bring in better points than the first half.”
AFC Sudbury are in 16th place in the division, but just three points off the final relegation place in a congested bottom half.
Meanwhile, Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher admits he has to push his players to the limit to keep pace in the Ryman League Premier.
The Blues are running a small squad after the budget was cut in the summer and Gallagher concedes players are being asked to play through injuries when they could do with being rested.
Gallagher praised the attitude of his squad ahead of their league clash against Havant & Waterlooville this afternoon when his resources are likely to be stretched once again.
“I think a few of the lads are in their best form of the season but with things the way they are it just means that sometimes we have to play players when physically they aren’t at their best,” he admitted.
Also in the Ryman Premier this afternoon, Needham Market will want to put last Monday afternoon’s shocker at Leiston behind them, Mark Morsley’s side entertain Folkestone at Bloomfields today – the Kent side having won just once on their league travels this season.
In the Vanarama National League, Braintree Town entertain Chester City at Cressing Road.
Joining Iron on a short-term loan is teenage midfield/winger Kris Twardek from SkyBet League One side Millwall.
Iron sit just above the dropzone in the table.