Taylor-Fletcher warns against complacency ahead of tussle with students

Bangor City caretaker boss Gary Taylor-Fletcher has warned his side against complacency ahead of their meeting with Cardiff Metropolitan University, in the final of the Welsh Premier League’s Europa League play-offs this weekend.

The Citizens are one step from a place in European football’s secondary competition after seeing off Newtown in a five-goal thriller on Saturday, although Taylor-Fletcher was unhappy at seeing his side throw away a two-goal lead before Gary Roberts’ winner 15 minutes from time.

Speaking to Sgorio, the 35-year-old player-coach told reporters after the game: “The main thing is that we have got into the final and thankfully we’ve done that.

“We started the game so well but as soon as we went two-up we seemed to get a bit complacent and switched off, and to be fair to them they have cut us apart at times.

“This week is all about preparing now to make sure that we iron out the problems that I saw against Newtown, and we are going to make sure that complacency does not become an issue again as we look to get ourselves back into Europe.”

While Bangor are likely to be strong favourites for Saturday’s contest, a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of the students in November means Taylor-Fletcher is not taking anything for granted against one of the league’s surprise packages.

He added: “It is going to be a very tough game against Cardiff, who are a young and hungry side that have enjoyed success this season.

“They like to get the ball down and play and have a lot of energy to their play, so it is going to be a difficult one for us.”

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