PAUL Moore will tell his Northwich Victoria players to remember the good habits that saw them keep successive clean sheets when they head to Stamford.
Vics were denied an opportunity to climb from the bottom of the Northern Premier League’s Division One South on Sunday when their scheduled home date with Loughborough Dynamo was postponed.
That means they travel to the Zeeco Stadium tomorrow night still with only one win from their past 17 games.
“We need to get back to what served us well when we shut out Stamford last time,” said Moore.
“That’s to stay compact and keep our shape, while taking an opportunity to score when it comes along.
“Even when we’ve lost recently, we’ve created chances.”
An unexpected victory for Rugby Town at Witton Albion on Saturday, when the visitors clinched a 4-3 win by scoring in the ninth minute of injury time, leaves Northwich seven points adrift of the Valley with two games in hand.
However the teams meet again at Wincham Park next month.
Vics will be without suspended duo Matty Clarke and Dave Short tomorrow, while newcomer Favour Imade is pushing for a first start after impressing during a cameo as a substitute during a 4-1 defeat against AFC Rushden & Diamonds last week.
Moore said: “Stamford probably have enough points by now to be safe from relegation, but I still expect them to provide a tough test.”
The Daniels will be smarting after a 5-0 hammering at home to Stocksbridge at the weekend – their heaviest defeat of the campaign.
It brought to an end to an improved run of results that had seen them collect maximum points from three of their previous four games.
Striker Jordan Smith is banned, while Danny Draper (knee) is ruled out by injury.
They hope to have Delroy Gordon available again after he sat out the game against Steels after falling ill.
Kick off is at 7.45pm.
Loughborough visit leaders Shaw Lane at the same time.