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Warrington Town boss expects target to be placed on his side's head
OPPONENTS will be more motivated to beat Warrington after they reached the league table’s summit, according to manager Shaun Reid.
His side extended their unbeaten sequence in Division One North to 10 matches this week following back-to-back wins against Salford City and then Cammell Laird, leaving them clear of Curzon Ashton on goal difference.
It means his men can now expect other teams to raise their game when taking on Town.
“Every game everybody will want to beat us because we’re up the top but we’re up for the challenge,” he said.
“There’s a pressure being first; when I took over at Prescot we were down the bottom and the pressure then was to keep them in the league. This is different, but a good pressure to have.
“It’s new to the club, who haven’t been in this position before, but it means we’ll always have to be at full tilt.”
Ossett Town, who knocked the Yellows out of the FA Cup earlier this month, visit the HG Driver Recruitment Stadium this weekend and Reid is challenging his side to maintain their recent unbeaten run.
“I’ve told the boys we owe them one,” he said.
“I’m hoping for a reaction and I’m looking forward to it.
“We had a great win against Cammell, it absolutely delights me to keep clean sheets – it’s something that championship-winning and successful sides do.
“We have got strength and goals and if we can keep the clean sheets I can see us carrying on our run, but we have to maintain the level of determination and application.”
New signing Aaron Bowen netted against his former club Cammell Laird, joining fellow recent arrivals Carlos Meakin and John McKenna in the winning side.
“I’ll take the credit for it while they’re doing well,” laughed Reid.
“It’s the same as making a substitution and they go and score the winning goal.
“Sometimes signings don’t work out, but at the moment it all bodes well and we are in a good position with a decent squad.”