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Shaun Reid's Warrington Town turn Evo-Stik heads with impressive defensive record
A PHENOMENAL defensive record is turning heads in the Evo-Stik league and creating a buzz around the club, but Shaun Reid’s eyes are fixed firmly on extending Warrington Town’s recent run.
The Yellows have conceded once in their last eight games in all competitions, a spell which has seen them move third in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier First Division North.
But following victories against some of the division’s most fancied teams, Reid insists Town must replicate their form throughout the season.
“At any level that’s brilliant and they deserve it,” said Reid about his side’s seven clean sheets.
“We’ve had good support from the fans, people are talking about us as we’re doing well and it’s an exciting time.
“We have played some really good sides, the test will be once we come up against the less fancied sides.
“Things are going in the right direction but it’s a marathon not a sprint, no one wins the league in September – we have to keep playing well.”
The former Rochdale midfielder has been delighted with his players’ attitude, but knows they must work hard to stay in the promotion race.
“They keep getting these clean sheets,” he added. “Anyone watching can see these lads dying for the cause and it’s a great feeling to have as a manager, it’s a massive plus.
“Credit goes to my players, it’s going to be a long season as a lot of teams are going to try and frustrate us, but there’s no way they will take their foot of the gas, we’ll be on their backs.
“If we hold on we’ll always create chances, you’ve got to have that belief, patience is a massive thing.”
Town return to league action at Wakefield on Saturday and the Yellows boss is relaxed about the trip.
“We are going away from home but we seem to play with no fear,” he explained.
“At home we show a bit of anxiety, as if the pressure is on us, but we don’t show that away and if we can just keeping doing the right things we’ll get results.
“The players must get fed up with me saying the same things, but I keep telling them it’s a simple game. If we get the basics right we’ll be up there challenging for the championship or a play off spot.”