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Reds must get back to winning ways

After collecting just two points from the last nine on offer, it’s looking more likely that FC United are now competing for a play off place this season and manager Karl Marginson is urging supporters to get behind the team for the most crucial part of the season.

Whilst the Reds have been dropping points, our rivals have taken full advantage. In the same period Bradford Park Avenue, Bamber Bridge and Curzon Ashton have all taken maximum points, only Skelmersdale have stuttered, drawing both against FC United and Osset Albion.

Margy conceded: "We can still mathematically win the league, you never know in football and we’ll keep chasing that, but it is looking more likely now that we’re going for a play off spot."

He has no questions over his players’ commitment though and has instead been left to lament the fixture pile up which seems to have taken its toll over the past couple of weeks. He said: "It’s very hard for the lads, they’re not professionals and they have to work all day and then come to play at night. Had some of these games been at home it may have been easier for them, but to play five aways on the bounce in such a short space of time is very demanding and it is showing a little."

But Margy refused to be dejected about the situation. He added: "We have to look at getting back to winning ways as soon as possible. Thursday night was our first league defeat in 16 matches so we are capable of going on good runs. If we are going to be in the play off system then we need to go into that with momentum. I hope as many supporters as possible turn out for these last few games because they really do make the lads feel like they are playing with an extra man on their side."

FC United’s next game is Wakefield away at Eastmoor Road on Saturday with kick-off 3pm. Get yourself to that football ground.

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First Posted ~ 14:44 Fri 4 Apr 2008
News ID ~ 1591
Last Updated ~ 12:55 Mon 21 May 2018