Denbigh Town look for a winning end of season run
Denbigh Town find themselves in a comfortable mid table position ahead of the end of season run in – but Eddie Maurice-Jones is hoping recent good form can mean a strong finish to his first season as manager at the club.
With just three games to go until the close season, Maurice-Jones is planning for a fourth consecutive win against Penrhyncoch at home on Friday evening. Y Clwb Pel Droed caught up with him as he got preparations for the fixture underway.
Denbigh come into their meeting with Penrhyncoch after an impressive 3-1 victory away to Holyhead last week, and Maurice-Jones praises his side for coming away from a notoriously tough place with all three points.
“It was a great result and I was very pleased with the performance. Holyhead is a tough place to get a result which makes it all the more rewarding.”
Although Denbigh are on a winning streak, Maurice-Jones is still shaping the team into his style after joining the club in November 2016, and notes a week by week improvement from the players.
“Yes, we are in good form and our performances are improving each week which is important. It is essential that we keep up this momentum and stay focused. Hopefully the recent success will continue and we’ll finish the season strong.”
Denbigh are 9th, and face an 11th placed Penrhyncoch fighting for a win which would ease fears of being dragged into a relegation battle. Maurice Jones knows the mid-Wales outfit will be a challenge and is expecting a physical game.
“Penrhyncoch will be a tough test and clearly have the potential to contribute with the best teams in the league. They are physical and work very hard for each other.
“We will have to match their work rate to allow us the time and space to play. Penrhyncoch are direct so we’ll need to be patient and use the ball well when in possession.”
The match takes place on as a rare Friday night fixture, but the Denbigh boss says preparation wont change because of this.
“Preparation will be the same as for any other game. We always train hard and prepare ourselves in the best way possible and I’d like to think that has paid off.”
Denbigh will be without first choice goalkeeper John Hill-Dunt, and Maurice Jones is handing Rhys Crowther a chance between the sticks after the young goalkeeper impressed for Denbigh reserves. “
No injuries or suspensions. Jonathan Hill-Dunt is not available for selection. Rhys Crowther has been brilliant for the reserves and will step in.
The match kicks off at 8pm on Friday 17 March at Denbigh’s Central Park ground.