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Stafford Rangers must turn possesion into goals

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: October 11, 2012

By Dave McLean

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“WE’RE two thirds of the way there.” That’s the opinion of Boro boss Greg Clowes after last week’s draw with tabletopping Rushall.

The Marston Road men had late chances to win this game after coming from a goal down - and Clowes says the goals have got to start going in.

“We’re becoming known as the draw specialists and we are simply not scoring as many as we should, ” he said.

Rangers have so far notched up six draws - the highest number in the league - and although the team is playing well and competing in most areas of the pitch finding the net is becoming an issue.

“We have defended well and the midfield is playing well but we have got to start turning our possession into goals.

Rangers face a busy few days, with a trip to Frickley on Saturday, followed by a home fixture with Ilkeston on Tuesday.

Both teams are currently in the relegation zone - but Clowes is taking nothing for granted.

“There is no such thing as an easy game in this league,” he said. “The league is littered with results that seem to be against the run of form.” Rangers are hoping to field an unchanged team on Saturday, with Johnson, Kinsella, Dacres, George and and Brown still on the injured list.

Meanwhile, off the field Rangers will be honouring the memory of long-standing Boro sponsor Stan Robinson, who died earlier this year.

The club will be opening the newly named Stan Robinson Suite at a special evening arranged on Saturday October 27 to be held at the Marston Road club, from 5pm.

His company, Stan Robinson (Stafford) Ltd, has been the main shirt sponsors for the last few seasons, and everyone will be able to remember Stan not only when they visit the ground, but also whenever they come to the social club.

The Rangers will be at home anyway on the day, to Ramsbottom United in the FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round. Guests of the Robinson family will be attending the match as main match sponsors, and the club is hoping that fans will attend the special event after the match in the club.

Commercial manager Stuart Maun said: “If would be great if we could mark the special day with a win that we could dedicate to the lifelong support that Stan pledged to Stafford Rangers”.

There will be a plaque in memory of Stan which will be unveiled by the Robinson family at 6pm.

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