Switches prove inspired as Stamford return to winning ways

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The surprise recall of Ricky Miller to Stamford proved an inspired move by Daniels boss Graham Drury on Saturday.

Miller scored twice as he made his first league appearance for Stamford this season and Gregg Smith matched him with a brace as the Daniels beat one of the play-off hopefuls - Sheffield FC - 4-1 at Kettering Road.

Midfielder James Ozmen made his Daniels debut after joining from Belper late last week and Drury was delighted by how his new players fitted in.

“I thought we played really well,” said Drury. “There were good performances by the two players coming in but it was a great team performance from all the players.

“They were unbeaten away but we did not let them settle and scored four good goals.”

On Saturday’s surprise inclusions, Drury said: “At Coalville, we had struggled up front and I was determined to change that. It paid off.

“I know what Ricky’s all about and if we can get the best of him we the side will score goals.

The Daniels boss added: “I had Ozmen at Corby and we had clubs like Kidderminster and Notts County interested. But then he seemed to lose focus a little. Hopefully we can get him back to his best.”

Stamford’s next game is at home to Buxton in the FA Trophy on Saturday. Kick off is at 3pm.