Long Buckby boss Scott Goodwin believes Blackstones will ‘park the bus’ at Station Road on Saturday.
Buckby go into the game in desperate need of three points after extending their winless streak to six games with a 4-0 humbling at Huntingdon Town last weekend.
They will fancy their chances against a Blackstones outfit who have won just eight of their 28 games in the UCL Premier Division this season.
And Goodwin feels this weekend’s opposition will take a cautious approach to the clash, despite the fact they beat the Bucks 2-1 in the reverse fixture on January 12.
“We know they’re going to come and press high to stop us from playing,” he said. “They’ll park the bus in front of the goal and if they get a point they’ll be delighted. We’re expecting a very defensive display from them. We’ve got to be clever and once the gaps appear we’ve got to take our chances.”
Goodwin, who let go of assistants Joe Smyth and Dave Williams last week, has added former Burton and Deeping goalkeeper Shaun Allen to his coaching staff. He has been brought in to assist with coaching as well as provide back-up to first-choice stopper Dan Farrell.
“It’s a fresh page in terms of the management staff,” said Goodwin.
“Shaun Allen has played for a lot of clubs in the UCL and he brings good experience as well as covering for Dan Farrell.”