NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: It’s a must-win for St Neots Town as boss Andy Davies faces the biggest game of his reign
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St Neots Town manager Andy Davies has called on supporters to pack the Premier Plus Stadium for the biggest game of his reign.
Struggling Saints entertain rock-bottom Cinderford in a Southern League Premier Division basement clash this Saturday, 3pm.
Davies has billed the bottom-of-the-table showdown as a ‘must-win’ for his men, who have lost six successive league games, and he hopes a ‘pay what you want’ initiative will encourage fans to turn out in force.
Davies said: “It’s by far the biggest game of my time as manager and a huge one for the club as a whole.
“We’ve got to stop the rot after six defeats in a row and we desperately need a victory. We have to start climbing the league table and the only way to do that is by winning football matches.
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“The recent run of form has left myself and the players hurting, and we are determined to put it right. The pressure is on and we all have to perform.
“This is the first time in four weeks I have a full squad available so there’ll be no excuses if things don’t go to plan.
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“We’re also giving fans the chance to pay what they want on the gate and hopefully we will see a great turnout, including lots of new faces.”
Davies can call on the services of central defender Taylor Parr for the first time in almost a month.
Parr has sat out a five-match suspension after being sent off in two successive games, while fellow former Godmanchester Rovers defender Jonny Hall is available again after trouble with a dead leg.
Saints are two points adrift of safety and three points clear of a Cinderford side who were forced to accept promotion to this level after initially attempting to decline it during the summer.
The ‘pay what you want’ entry offer is part of Zachery’s Family Fundraising Day tomorrow.
Half of the gate money taken will be donated to the fund set-up for young cerebral palsy suffered Zachary Smith, whose family hope to raise £50 for him to undergo a specialist operation and aftercare.