IT was a week of mixed fortunes for Stafford Rangers and their boss Greg Clowes, writes Dave McLean.
After the Worksop success, one that saw Rangers climb to ninth in the table and five points off the play-offs, Clowes said: “It wasn’t the fact that they (Worksop) were poor, we made them look poor.
“It showed again what this (Rangers) team is capable of this season.”
But it was a different story in midweek as Clowes gave five other squad players a chance to push for a league start, but disappointed.
“I’m very disappointed to have gone out
of this competition. We let ourselves down. A lot of players didn’t take on board what we said to them at half-time.”
It is likely that Clowes will revert back to the starting line-up that did so well against Worksop for Saturday’s tough trip to eighth place FC United of Manchester (3pm).
Rangers, who drew at home to FC United in September, travel to Gigg Lane having lost just once in their last nine league games.