Improving Lowestoft Town desperate to ensure their National League North standards do not slip
PUBLISHED: 08:30 02 January 2016
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Lowestoft Town have come a long way since they endured a turgid run which saw them win just twice in 11 attempts earlier this season, but they can't afford to rest on their laurels yet according to Crown Meadow chief Ady Gallagher.
The Blues are currently enjoying a fine run of form, which has seen them suffer just one defeat in their last 11 matches, rising to 14th in the National League North table, five points above the relegation zone.
Gallagher takes his troops to the Jakemans Stadium today, to take on promotion hopefuls Boston United for the second time in seven days.
The Trawlerboys enjoyed an unexpected 3-0 victory in the reverse leg and Gallagher believes it is important his side don’t let their standards slip.
“The important thing is that when you are on a run like we are at the moment that you are able to identify what things have changed for you, why you are on a run like that run and what you are doing that is making things work for you,” the Blues’ boss said.
“It is important we don’t come away from that because the only real disappointing result we had was away at Telford where we just dropped our standards from where we had been in the previous games and we got punished for it.
“We have picked it up again in the last two games and put in two great performances, so spirit in the camp is high going to Boston.
“It is a huge game for us really because it is always difficult playing the same team in almost consecutive matches, very closely together, because you always get a residual from the previous game.
“The reality is that we played very well against them on Boxing Day and it was a game that Boston thought they would probably get something out of and didn’t, so I am sure they will be fully fired up for the game.
“All we can do, as a group, is identify what was good for us against them at home and see if we can recreate it again away from home.
“We have got the spirit within our team to do that, we played particularly well against Corby and if we can carry that spirit into the next game then it gives us a chance against any team.”
The Blues face a punishing schedule which will see them travel to Sutton United on Monday night, as well as making this afternoon’s trip from Suffolk to Lincolnshire.
Gallagher, inset, said: “The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and all you can do is recreate the atmosphere of when you are a young kid – wanting to go out every night and play football for hours on end.
“I said to lads we need to rediscover that love for the game.
“It is a tough schedule but we are doing the best we can to look after the lads and they are doing their bit by doing the best they can to look after themselves as well.”