Hednesford Town manager was in confident mood following his teams training session on Thursday as he looks forward to tomorrows big game against FC United of Manchester.
The Pitmen boss has his sights firmly set on avenging January’s 2-0 loss and, more importantly, is looking to open up a gap between the Manchester outfit and his side which, should Keys Park witness Hednesford’s first home victory over FC, will stand at nine points.
‘It would be great to make up for the away result, we could potentially put a nice cushion between us and them and that is more of an incentive. Make no mistake though; it will be a tough game.’
Smith also stated how much his side are looking forward to the support from the terraces in what could see the biggest attendance of the season so far at Keys Park but stressed the squad will need the fans encouragement in the rest of the home games this campaign as well.
‘It’s very important the fans really support us tomorrow. For this team to get into the play offs it would be a massive achievement and they need support at the moment. Some of them have not experienced the pressure of a run in like we’ve got and they are very young boys, the supporters can help them no end.’
Team news wise, The Pitmen are at full strength barring a slight ankle concern for new signing Michael Ordish and Smith is confident the recent recruits can help his team reach the play-offs.
‘Sam Craven is on dual registration and looks like a quality player to me, he is strong and has a great left foot. Michael Ordish is an out and out winger, he is struggling with a knock for tomorrow but is another option for us. We also know all about the experience Chris Shaw can bring to the defence.’