Korkmaz seeks home advantage

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DEEPING Rangers boss Tuncay Korkmaz aims to catch tomorrow’s opponents Shepshed Dynamo cold when the two sides meet at Outgang Road.

Dynamo were relegated from the Evo-Stik League at the end of last season and Korkmaz, whose side drew 1-1 at Quorn on the opening day, said: “Just like Quorn they have come down from a higher level and are little bit of an unknown quantity at this level.

“They have to find their feet while we are at home and it’s important we can capitalize on that.”

Rangers could have taken all three points if they had converted all their chances against Quorn, who are now managed by former Daniels boss Tommy Brookbanks and featured several former Stamford players including Tyroe Kirk and Nathan Watson.

Rangers looked stronger early on but finally went ahead after the home side’s goalkeeper Andrew Simpson had been sent off for handling the ball outside the penalty area shortly before half time. Michael Byrne scored from the resulting free kick.

After the break, however, Rangers were pressed back by the 10-man side and substitute Luke Edwards converted Watson’s cross to earn them a point.

Korkmaz said: “I would have taken a point before the game so I should be pleased afterwards - they are a good side, especially on their home patch.

“In the first half we were the better side and we created a lot of decent chances without taking them. David Burton-Jones, Alex Beck, Ciaron Holt and Harry Deane all had at least one chance.

“Overall the first half performance was what we have been looking for. The second half was not so good. They went very offensive.”

And on goalscorer Byrne, he added: “Michael Byrne is capable of scoring 30 plus goals. He has done it before and he will do it again.”

Deeping: James Doughty, Lawrence Lambley, Nick Jackson, Chris Logan, Steve Julian, Spencer Tinkler, Harry Deane, David Burton-Jones, Michael Byrne, Ciaron Holt, Alex Beck (Kevin Brader).