STAFFORD Rangers will be looking to put last Saturday’s disappointing result against Frickley behind them when they face Matlock Town on Saturday, writes Wendy Hodges.
Boro boss Andy Mutch was certainly hoping for more against a team which was eminently beatable - but the Rangers players were just too slow out of the blocks.
By the time they began to play some attacking football they were already a goal down to a Frickley side which could have been further ahead.
“It was disappointing,” Mutch told the Newsletter. “It was the first game that I have been really disappointed, but we have to put it behind us and move on.”
Matlock will be a stern test for the Boro as they visit Marston Road on Saturday on the back of a comprehensive 4-1 win over basement side Droylesden.
The Derbyshire team, who are currently just outside the play-off positions on goal difference, were the team’s top goalscorers after the weekend fixtures, having found the net 29 times already this season.
“Obviously we have got to be aware of that and be prepared,” said Mutch.
With no midweek game, the Rangers players will have had longer to recover - a welcome break in what has been a hectic start to the season.
“It is tough but it is the same for everyone - we just have to deal with it as best we can,” said Mutch
Mutch revealed that Chris Flynn and
Ryan Brown had left the club due to work commitments, but the ranks have been swelled by midfielders Joe Guest and Eddie Toner, who both appeared as substitutes on Saturday against Frickley.
Guest has come from Fylde and Toner was without a club - but Mutch says he shows massive promise.
“He’s a young lad with lots of ability,” he said.
There will be a quick turnaround for the Boro side after Saturday with an away trip to Worksop on Wednesday.
Lying just below mid-table, the Nottinghamshire side lost at the weekend to Witton and have already shipped 29 goals this season.
Kick-off on Saturday is 3pm, while on Wednesday the match starts at 7.45pm.