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Witton Albion manager Brian Pritchard as told his players to stay focused at strugglers Eastwood Town
BRIAN Pritchard has warned Witton’s players not to lose focus on the field when they travel to Eastwood tomorrow, Saturday.
Albion were embarrassed after a home defeat against out-of-sorts Grantham last weekend, so the manager wants to avoid a repeat against another struggler this weekend.
“We can’t worry about what’s happening to them,” he said.
“The important thing is to concentrate on what we need to do, which is to win a football match.
“They have lost heavily in the past few weeks, so it’s hard to know what to expect. All we can do is make sure our standards are as high as they were at Rushall when we last played an away game.”
Witton recorded their biggest win of the season so far against the Pics, Shaun Tuck’s hat-trick a highlight in a 4-0 win.
However an unexpected reverse against the Gingerbreads halted Albion’s climb up the standings.
The visitors will have to shuffle their pack too with Ben Harrison set to serve a one-match suspension, while Matthew Cross (knee) and Rory Fallon (arm) have added their names to a growing injury list that includes Josh Glover (groin) and also Steven Connors (hamstring).
Mathew Wood is back after a ban, while central defender Paul Booth should make a first start in three weeks.
Midfield anchor Oliver James, so integral to Witton’s on-pitch success in winning promotion back to the Premier Division last season, is included for the first time this term as well.
Pritchard added: “We’re a little bit down to the bare bones, but that’s the way it is and we’ll get on with it.
“It’s great to have a player like Ollie back because we’ve missed him.
“I think a lot of fans have been able to see that too since the start of the season.”
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