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Foster: Big freeze can aid Daventry Town’s promotion bid

UPBEAT - Darran Foster believes Daventry Town will come back stronger from the enforced winter break

UPBEAT - Darran Foster believes Daventry Town will come back stronger from the enforced winter break

 

Daventry Town boss Darran Foster is hoping the big freeze will do his side a huge favour in their pursuit of promotion.

Town, who are set to travel to Barton Rovers on Saturday, have had their past three games postponed due to the inclement weather.

It has given them a chance to take stock following a tough start to 2013, which has seen them win just one of their four games during the calendar year so far.

That has left Foster’s side eight points adrift of the Southern League Division One Central play-off places.

But the manager knows the recent snow stoppages could prove just what his men need as they aim to accrue the points required for an end-of-season shot at promotion.

“I’m hoping the break’s going to do us a big favour,” said Foster. “It has given us a chance to recharge our batteries and we need to come back gunning for it.

“We’ve got to hit the ground running and if we can score some goals, which we know we’re good enough to do, the lads have got it in them to get in the top five.

“I’m just hoping everyone comes back fit and firing for the run-in and we manage to hit form at the right time.”

But Foster admits there’s only so long he can keep rallying the troops without reward as he has been urging them to hit a hot streak for some time.

Now, though, he knows they’re approaching the pivotal point in the season, when the campaign is made or broken.

Foster said: “We’ve got a big, big run of games now and it’s going to make or break our season.

“We’ve got to get some points and there’s only so long you can keep saying you need to go on a run.

“It’s going to be nip and tuck in the run-in and we’ll look to bring in a couple of extra players to help us if possible.”

 

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