Town confident sticky spell has passed

Warrington Guardian: Shaun Reid. Picture by John Hopkins Shaun Reid. Picture by John Hopkins

YELLOWS boss Shaun Reid is confident his side have put behind them a mid-season blip as they prepare to host Wakefield on Saturday.

Town suffered three losses in five games during December, dropping to second in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s Division One North, but returned to winning ways at Ossett Albion.

And the manager is confident of securing another three points against opponents they put seven goals past during the reverse fixture in September.

“We just keep plugging away,” he said.

“We’ve had a sticky patch; we went away to Clitheroe and it was a poor performance and I felt the tide was beginning to turn.

“But we bounced back against Ossett and we have Wakefield on Saturday – we had a great result away at their place.

“In this league in particular, which is probably one of the toughest about, there are a lot of good teams and good managers so anyone can beat anyone.

“Darlington 1883 should be streets ahead just because of the size of the club. Anyone competing with them is doing well, but there’s a few of us up there battling.”

Reid handed a debut to Richard Anane on Saturday, on-loan from Stockport Sports, and believes it is important to keep improving the squad.

“He’s a quick lad with good feet, he came on and did well in difficult conditions as the pitch wasn’t great,” added Reid.

“At this stage of the season a lot of the pitches aren’t in good condition, but we have to battle on as we are.

“We’re looking to extend Josh Ollerenshaw’s loan and maybe bring in another from Fleetwood – I’m always looking to bolster the squad.”

Warrington host Football League outfit Tranmere Rovers in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup first round next Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm, pairing Reid with former teammate Ronnie Moore.

“The Tranmere game will probably see us put out a lot of squad players,” said Reid.

“They’ve asked for the game to be played at our place, which will be nice, though I don’t expecct they will play the first team.”

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