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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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We must beat Histon if we're serious about play-offs, says Workington boss

Workington Reds must keep their play-off dream alive with victory at relegation-threatened Histon.

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Darren Edmondson

Darren Edmondson’s men have dropped off the pace with a slow start to 2013, but the 41-year-old said now was the time to reignite their campaign.

Reds are six points off the pace, but do have four games in hand over some rivals.

“If we are serious about making the play-offs we must beat Histon,” said Edmondson.

“That’s not being arrogant. We have no God-given right to win, but if we are to push on, these are the kind of games we must be picking up points in.

“Histon aren’t going to role over and let us walk away with three points though.

“We will have to work for it.

“They are a young side, and will play without fear.

“But if we hit them from the start, and play with the right mentality, half the battle is won.

“An early goal would settle the nerves, and then we would have a platform to build on.”

Edmondson has halted his search for a more experienced goalkeeper after two impressive performances by Jonny Mitchell.

The Newcastle shot stopper signed after regular No1 Aaran Taylor smashed his wrist.

Edmondson said there’s no reason to jump into the transfer market, and added: “Jonny has been outstanding. He’s really impressed me.

“If he continues to progress, why bring another keeper in?”

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