Clark’s positive despite setbacks

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Daniels boss Simon Clark is staying positive for Saturday’s clash against Romulus despite two disappointing results in the past week.

Stamford were leading Sheffield 2-1 when the away team equalised in the dying moments.

And then on Tuesday the Daniels went to Newcastle Town to find themselves on the wrong end of a 4-0 thumping.

Despite the harsh scoreline Clark, pictured, says there were positives to the game.

He said: “Romulus are a decent team and can play football, but we deservedly beat them 1-0 at their place at the start of the season and it could have been two or three.

“If we put in the same effort and application as we did in the past two games we’ll do alright.

“It might sound strange on the back of a 4-0 reverse, but if we are a little bit more ruthless in both boxes and keep our levels high, we’ll be fine.

Clark has told his young squad they need to learn how to close games out

On Friday the Daniels took the lead in the 86th minute only to concede a free kick in the 90th minute from which Sheffield scored.

Clark said: “We said to them at half-time stop giving free kicks away 20 yards out, but that’s what happened in the last minute.

“Sometimes they fly over sometimes they don’t.

“We have to start learning quickly how to close games out, now they say ‘we’re a young team’ but I’m already thinking about the squad for next year.

“The players have to show me that they are good enough for the squad next year.”

Daniels play Romulus, who are in 10th place in the Evo-Stick First Division South, at home tomorrow.

They then face ninth-placed Carlton Town at the Vic Couzens Stadium on Tuesday.