Daventry boss Foster admits ‘our fate is now in our hands’

AIMING HIGH - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster
AIMING HIGH - Daventry Town boss Darran Foster
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Daventry Town boss Darran Foster says his players are beginning to truly believe they can win the Calor League Division One Central title this season.

The Town manager has always played down his side’s chances of finishing top, instead focusing on securing a play-off place.

But after a run of four wins on the spin, Daventry find themselves fourth in the table and 10 points behind leaders Rugby Town - but with a huge six games in hand.

It means Daventry now have to be classed favourites to claim the top spot and automatic promotion, with spirits at Communications Park boosted even more this week with the signing of striker Tom Berwick.

Foster isn’t going to predict that Daventry are definitely going to win the league, but he is now admitting that has to be the ambition.

“It’s very hard for me to comment on where we will finish,” said Foster, following Wednesday night’s 2-0 win at Aylesbury United.

“The players are now beginning to see what can be achieved this season, and this has bought a new lease of life and belief amongst them.

“We now play Kettering twice, Slough, Dunstable and Royston, with four of those game at home.

“These matches will be classed as cup finals, but many of the top five clubs play each other so will drop points. For instance, Dunstable travel to Rugby Town on Saturday.

“But our fate for this season is in our hands, and we will be doing all we can to complete an excellent season with a league title.”

And Foster has also urged the club’s supporters to keep getting out and supporting the team, home and away.

A decent following is expected to follow Town to struggling North Greenford today (ko 3pm), and Foster said: “The Purple Army support increases with every game, even for away games.

“I hope this continues, as it is a major factor and gives us all such a lift.”

Quotes courtesy of Jim Davis