Tigers planning for ‘really strong push’

Lee Beeson heads towards goal in last weekend's FA Vase win
Lee Beeson heads towards goal in last weekend's FA Vase win

Holbeach United take their unbeaten record on the road to Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday for the first of four successive away games.

The Tigers are looking to keep the pressure on leaders AFC Rushden & Diamonds who are three points clear.

Joint-manager Graham Drury said: “I watched Newport Pagnell Town about three weeks ago and they have Josh Crawley up front who is a handful.

“They are a side that looks strong down their spine but if we play to our strengths, we can cause them problems.

“We try to be good away from home and reverse how we play at Carter’s Park because if you haven’t got the versatility or organisation to play more than one way, teams can do quite well against you by sitting in deep and getting goals on the break.

“It’s not just having a Plan A or B, you need to have a Plan C as well.

“You can either play through midfield, get down the sides and use the width of the pitch or be direct and play down the middle.

“If we get a settled team together, we can have a really strong push in the league after Christmas.”

Aaron Preston and Danny Steadman are back in the squad after missing the FA Vase victory over Gorleston.

Matt Warfield could come in if Jamie Stevens completes his return to Spalding United while Ollie Pinner will have a reserve-team run-out.