Workington Town want the title, says Mossop
Last updated at 20:04, Thursday, 12 July 2012
Centre Jason Mossop insists that Workington Town’s eyes are firmly on the prize with the destiny of Championship One being hotly contested.
The Town ace knows he and his team-mates are just two victories away from securing promotion, but the 25-year-old aims to go one better and win the league.
Cumbrian neighbours Barrow Raiders have a two-point advantage but must travel to Derwent Park next month in what promises to be a championship decider.
Mossop said Town would take nothing for granted when they entertain South Wales on Sunday (1pm ko), and added: “What’s the point in playing, if you’re not playing to win?
“Touch wood, we will secure promotion soon but all the lads want to win the league.
“South Wales are not going to be an easy team to beat and we mustn’t slip up like we did against Oldham and Barrow earlier in the season.
“That defeat to Oldham may have been a blessing in disguise and we have learned lessons from that game.
“We’ve six games to play and they will all be hard. But we are capable of winning them all. Doncaster and Barrow are the obvious ones that stand out and, while it’s as close as it is at the top, they can’t afford to lose games either.”
In recent seasons Town have put together a good run but have fallen away.
Second place in the league table has come from 10 wins from 12 Championship One outings, the only two defeats being against Barrow and Oldham.
Mossop put the incredible record down to the strong morale in the Town dressing room.
He said: “The reason I enjoy playing at Workington Town, is that it’s like playing with my mates. That’s probably why were doing so well.
“We’ve got a good mix of local lads, a few players from Barrow, and just a few outsiders such as Jamie Thackray, Mark Calderwood and Dave Petersen.
“When I played at Sheffield, there were some very good players there. And I am sure that several of the current Town players would not look out of place in the Championship.
“Add to that the fact that there are others who I am sure could make a very successful step up, and the future is looking very good for the club.”
Town chairman Dave Bowden singled out Mossop as the most consistent player in attack and defence this season.
The ex-Wales Students centre lifting the man-of-the-match award in the recent victory against Crusaders.
“I’m happy with my form at the moment,” said Mossop. “I’ve got Brett Phillips inside me and Elliott Miller on the left wing. There’s always Brett Carter looking to come into the line, and there are plenty of options.
“The team is all playing well, gelling well, and we are all working for each other.
“We haven’t played to our full capability of late but we are still winning matches due to not wanting to let our team-mates down. That is the main reason I think this can be a very successful season for us.”
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First published at 19:25, Thursday, 12 July 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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