Daventry Town boss Darran Foster has hailed the attitude of hitman Ashley Robinson.
Robinson grabbed a goal in the superb 4-1 win at Chalfont St Peter last weekend, Town’s first game back after an enforced winter break.
The striker’s showing was a key reason for the victory, which keeps his team in the hunt for a play-off spot in Southern League Division One Central.
And Foster admitted his delight at how fresh his frontman looked in the crushing of Chalfont.
“We all knew Ashley had that sort of performance in him,” said the Town manager.
“He’s a big unit so the fitness side of the game is hard for him, but him and Neil King, who was man of the match, came back fresher than anyone.”
Daventry remain in the hunt for a top-five spot this season, but Foster has told his players they are drinking in the last chance saloon.
The boss knows one slip-up could prove fatal to hopes of taking part in the end-of-season shootout and he wants his men to build on last weekend’s win when Thatcham come calling on Saturday.
“I’ve had chats with all of the players and they know that one dip in form will see them lose their place in the team,” he said.
“We’ve got a strong squad of 16 and they know where they stand.
“Now is the time to kick on and I’ve told them that this is our last chance to go on a run that could get us into the play-off places.”