UTTOXETER Town skipper Martin Gadsby says the club’s players need to “stand up and be counted” following last weekend’s 2-0 reverse against title rivals Wolstanton United.
Gadsby admits that Wolstanton and Ball Haye Green are now joint favourites to be crowned Premier Division champions – but refuses to discount his side’s chances.
He said: “There’s a lot of games left and points will be dropped by a lot of sides. We need to make sure we’re there or thereabouts when that happens.
“Obviously Wolstanton and Ball Haye Green will think it’s theirs to lose now – and I can’t disagree with that.
“But we have to get back on track and keep as much pressure on them as possible.”
Town are in League Cup semi-final action today at the home of one of their fiercest rivals.
“If the Ball Haye Green game goes ahead on Saturday then it’s the ideal opportunity to bounce back,” said Gadbsy.
“Not playing hasn’t helped us – we need to get back into a groove and we haven’t been able to train much because we have had the cup match at Stapenhill arranged every Wednesday for five weeks – and every time it’s been called off at the 11th hour.
“Hopefully a spell of dry weather means we can get back playing, get our sharpness back and get the club bouncing again.
“Players and supporters have become used to us winning and winning comfortably, but the truth is we want to be competing at a level where we are playing tough games and made to work for every point.
“Now we’re there we have to stand up and be counted.”