Steve Halliwell: “The battle for 3rd is still in our hands”
Gresford boss, Steve Haliwell is looking for a reaction from his players against Flint this weekend as the club chase third place.
Looking ahead to the game, Haliwell insisted he believed they could claim all three points despite being the visitors.
“Most definitely, the battle for 3rd is still in our hands and I’m confident that we can go to Flint and get a result, I’ve spoken to a few of the lads today and there itching to get the shirt on and put right the wrongs of last night.”
However, in their last game, Gresford fell to Guilsfield and the manager insists that they can have no complaints about the result on the day.
“It was a terrible result and I’ve got no complaints, Guilsfield totally deserved the win, we never showed up and if we do the same again Saturday it will be the same outcome.”
The Gresford boss is predicting a tough match against Flint, who recently were awarded a license for the Welsh Premier League. He went on to add that his side must have full concentration for the whole 90 mins of they are to achieve a positive result in Saturday.
“I’m expecting a very competitive game from flint, they obviously need to beat us to catch us in the league, so they cannot afford to be cautious, but I can say this, my lads will be at it from the first whistle so they best be ready for the challenge.”
Halliwell only too over as boss 18 games go, but has hardly looked out of place in the hot seat. Whilst many may find the challenge of managing a side with ambitions like Gresford, Halliwell is merely embracing the challenge.
“This Saturday will only be my 18th game at this level in charge, and to be honest I’ve loved every minute of it, coming to decent grounds and testing myself against some very good managers, the step up from managing the reserve team is massive and at the start to be honest it was a bit daunting! Stepping out of the comfort zone managing some of my best mates to managing some real top players at this level has opened my eyes to the level we’re actually at, in my opinion there’s 2-3 of my lads who could play higher, I’m proud of the club whatever happens in our final game.”
Gresford will be without three players for Saturday game at Flint and Halliwell will be altering the lineup, but he’ll still be looking for a win in their final game of the season.
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