We have come a long way since Leicester loss - Oliver - The Droitwich Standard

We have come a long way since Leicester loss - Oliver

Droitwich Editorial 27th Feb, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

MANAGER Wayne Oliver believes a victory over fourth placed Leicester Road tomorrow (Saturday) would demonstrate how far Droitwich Spa have come this season.

When Spa last faced the Leicestershire side in November they were thumped 4-0 and were struggling to find a way out of the relegation zone in Midland Football League Division Two.

Since that Presidents Cup clash, though, Droitwich have gone on from strength to strength as they notably won three out of their four league games in January.

They have also proven to be a match for any of the top sides in the division as they pushed leaders Coventry United hard before beating second placed Barnt Green Spartak 4-2 last Saturday.

And Oliver, who took over as joint manager with Mark Owen in September, said his side were more than capable of seeing off promotion hopefuls Leicester Road at King George Playing Fields.

“After the game (against Barnt Green), the lads were buzzing as they knew what they had done,” he said. “The dressing room was just a joy to be in and they just want to get to the next game.

“Every player knows what they have done now and we know that the longer we can stay in a game the better the chance of us getting anything out of them.

“I know a week is a long time in football but we will be looking to give Leicester Road a run for their money this weekend.

“We will be aiming to capitalise on last week’s victory and show how far we have come.”

Despite Droitwich’s good form, they remain just six points off the bottom three and Oliver said it was important his side continued to push on.

“It is difficult to know how many points we need (to stay up) as there are a lot of sides picking up points now,” he added.

“We have got a tricky game on Saturday against Leicester Road, but after that we are playing sides in and around us which we can beat and put them in trouble.

“I think we can get at least three wins in March and by the end of that month be in a position where we can say ‘right we can start building for next year’.

“We don’t want to slip back into the bottom three and make the last month of the season a real struggle.”


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