Friday Sep 6, 2013
Tamworth plan a 'triple bypass' operation for visit of Southport
THEY say everything comes in threes. Well Tamworth
will be hoping that number will be done and dusted by Saturday evening.
In fact they'll be looking for a 'triple bypass' operation in order to re-start
their enthusiastic and energetic early season campaign. Their heart has missed a beat over recent games - and you can see where
"three" has became a devil of a digit for them.
Their THREE-NIL reversal at the Abbey Stadium, Cambridge, was the THIRD straight defeat. On
top of that they've gone THREE games without scoring.
And they go into this Saturday's Skrill Premier game against high-flying Southport without a home win in THREE games - and they've
had THREE players on the sidelines through suspension. Jordan Rose even got his
second yellow card last Saturday in the ninety-THIRD minute of the game.
But skipper Duane Courtney, frustratingly sitting out the last of his THREE
match suspension, is confident that the Lambs will give Port the THIRD degree come 5pm Saturday. He said: "We are not far away from where we want to be. We could do with a few more goals and to be a little more organised.
"But there is nothing to worry about, we just need to be more clinical in
front of goal to improve."
Courtney believes the Lambs have got what it takes to beat Southport.
"Luck has not been on our side, we need to get our confidence up and
create more chances," he added."Everyone's morale is fine. We have had a lot of new players in, who are
still getting to know each other." "I am not worried about our form, we have a long season ahead of us."
Boss Dale Belford feels the loss of Courtney, Rose and Ben Richards-Everton,
has not helped their cause. "It's annoying - we do miss these players.
"With a full squad to choose from, we were looking good - unbeaten in
fact. But a few lads out, and we struggled a bit."
The experienced former Cardiff player Tony Calpaldi - who's played at all levels of
the Football League - says that the Lambs are doing all they can to ensure that
goalless run is ended sooner rather than later. He said: "We have talked about the game and the lack of goals. We are
lacking that extra quality needed in the final third."
And he added: "There is a very good mood in the dressing room at the
moment. The gaffer is behind us and has all the confidence."
Southport, THREE straight wins at home which have pushed them into contention near the top
of the table, have not faired so well on their travels from the Merseyrail
Community Stadium - losing to Nuneaton and Halifax.