Stafford captain Mat Bailey urges the teammates to continue run as they play host Rushall Olympic


Stafford Rangers captain Mat Bailey has urged his teammates to pick up from where they left off on Saturday as they play Rushall Olympic tonight in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

The Boro came from 1-0 down to beat South Shields 3-1 in the FA Trophy.

Ahead of the game, he said: “We want to take Saturday’s performance into the league.

“I think doing well in the FA Cup has put us a bit behind in terms of league fixtures so we are starting to put a run together a run and shooting up that league table. So it’s important we get another win on Tuesday night.”

The Rangers sit just six points off the play-off places but a game in hand on 5th place Ashton United.

Bailey believes the team can progress.

He said: “We can make the playoffs; this squad and group of players are is very good.

“We can change formations, we can play four at the back or we can play three at the back.

“We have players who are sat on the bench who could easily walk into any other side in this division. I think we have got a really good depth in the squad so hopefully, we can do well.”

Rangers have also found out their opponents in the next round of the FA Trophy.

They face a trip to Gainsborough Trinity, which will take place on 25th November.

Bailey believes that a run in the FA Trophy is important for the club and they can beat the Vanarama National League North side.

He said: “It’s important for the club. Also, it’s important for the players to have a really good cup run.

“I did it a couple of years ago with Nantwich, we were one or two goals away from going to Wembley, losing at Halifax, 6-4 on aggregate.

“It’s really good for the club as a whole and we can give something back to the supporters and keep them coming. I think on our day we can beat anyone.

“We’ve shown it this season beating Tamworth, we pushed Telford really close, we should have won that game as we conceded a late goal in the home fixture so we know we can compete with these teams and their players.

“But along as we are together as a team then we can go far.”


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