Daniels urged to maintain momentum for tricky away test

Danny Hussey.
Danny Hussey.
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Assistant boss Danny Hussey is urging the Daniels to 
maintain their momentum ahead of a crucial run of 
Evostik League fixtures.

Stamford face a tricky trip to fourth-placed Alvechurch on Saturday having picked up four points from their last two Division One South outings.

They then host play-off chasing Newcastle Town the following weekend looking to maintain their unbeaten record at the Zeeco Stadium.

And Hussey wants his side to build on the confidence they’ve gained from recent outings which included an excellent display at table-topping Cleethorpes.

He said: “Alvechurch are a good side so we are expecting a hard game, but we are riding a crest of the wave at the moment.

“We played Cleethorpes off the park, our football against Romulus at the weekend was a joy to watch and, although I was disappointed to only draw with Bedworth on Tuesday, I was really happy with the performance.

“There is no reason why we can’t produce another good performance on Saturday and keep moving further up the league.”

Stamford are currently 13th in the league standings, but are only four points adrift on Saturday’s hosts Alvechurch after Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at home to Bedworth.

A stunning strike from loanee Liam Adams had given Stamford a fifth minute lead before Bedworth levelled just five minutes later.

Hussey commented: “I was really pleased with the boys’ performance and their work-rate.

“The whole team played well, but I thought Liam was superb. He really was different gravy.

“We bullied them in the first half and created enough chances in the second half to have won the game.”

Highly-rated Ketton goalkeeper Dan Swan was also named on the Daniels’ substitute bench after a string of impressive performances for the Peterborough League Premier Division side which has earned him a trial this month with League One side Doncaster Rovers.

Hussey explained: “It will be good experience for Dan to be involved with us and it’s great for us as well to have some back-up if Dan Haystead ever gets injured in a game.

“It’s good to have local lads involved at the club and, if they are good enough, then they will get a chance.”

Mike Armstrong misses Saturday’s trip to Alvechurch, but summer signing Pearson Mwanyongo is in contention to return after being sidelined with injury since pre-season.