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Clarets chief has made his best-ever start to a season




Michael Goode with coach Danny Bircham. (3642424)
Michael Goode with coach Danny Bircham. (3642424)

Deeping Rangers boss Michael Goode wants more of the same from his side as they look to maintain his best-ever start as Clarets chief.

Rangers have won all three of their opening games of the season after following up two United Counties League Premier Division successes over Sleaford and Wellingborough with an FA Cup victory over Holbeach United last weekend.

They face a tough league trip to face Desborough Town on Saturday with Goode eager to maintain his revamped side's impressive start to the season.

He said: "We expected to get something out of all the games so far, but they were a lot trickier than maybe people anticipated.

"Sleaford have got some great results since we beat them so that's a far better result than people thought at the time.

"Wellingborough have strengthened as well and, although people would have expected us to win a home game, it was still a tough one.

"Cup games are always 50-50 so it was just about the result. It's always good to win a couple of games in the FA Cup because you know you're going out of it at some point.

"We've probably done better than some people expected having had lots of ins and outs during the summer.

"We had a plan with how we wanted the start to go and it's pretty much gone with what we wanted it to do.

"Like every club we have had a lot of problems with availability for the first couple of games, but we had a near full-strength squad for the Holbeach game at the weekend and that probably gave us the psychological edge.

"I'm happy with how things have gone so far - it's the best start in my time at the club."

Deeping are hoping to have summer signing Joe Briers back in contention for the visit to Desborough after he sustained an injury in pre-season.

They travel to face an Ar Tarn side who have collected four points from their opening two league games and also made FA Cup progress last weekend.

Goode added: "Desborough have made a decent start and, on their own patch, they are very strong.

"They have done a bit of rebuilding job like ourselves and look a strong side. We will go there confident, but it's a tough game.

"We are trying to get a solid foundation and, although we let Holbeach get a couple of goals back on Saturday, we did what we wanted to achieve and need to carry on in the same way."



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