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Alfreton: Have To Be Positive

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sat 22 Mar 2014
Posted in First Team

Town boss Neil Aspin is looking to Shaymen fans to make the most of ‘home advantage’ when Alfreton come to Town in front of the BT Sport cameras on Monday night.

The Shaymen have recorded three straight victories for the first time this season after prevailing at Welling last weekend, and Aspin is eager to make it four, especially against a play-off rival.

“Neither team would have thought they’d be in the positions that they’re in. I’ve watched Alfreton on a few occasions and they’re having an exceptionally good season. We’ve got home advantage so we have to be positive and we have to go out and try and win the game.”

The club have announced discounted ticket offers for the big game, and Aspin is hopeful this will encourage fans to come down and act as the 12th man.

“Hopefully we can get a decent crowd to give us support.  I must say, the people that came to Welling were fantastic. It’s a long journey and they gave us great support and turned out in good numbers. I was really pleased we got the win for them.”

Town’s postponed game against Braintree has been officially rescheduled for Thursday the 3rd of April, and Aspin is less than pleased about the date that’s been set.

“It’s very disappointing really. I’ve always been told that you have to rearrange a game within 42 days, so we gave them the date of this Thursday (20th March) which is when I wanted to play the game, but it got refused. Now the game is outside of the 42 days, so I don’t understand it. I would like to get an explanation why, because we wanted to play the game on Thursday because of not playing on Saturday, rather than play it on a Thursday night before playing Nuneaton away on the Saturday, which obviously gives Nuneaton a distinct advantage. I’m not happy about that all, but I’m not in a position where I can influence when games have to be played.”

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