Friday, April 03, 2009

Allison wants Ferriby to keep battling

08:07 - 03 April 2009

NORTH Ferriby boss Neil Allison says his side should still target a place in the play-offs despite slipping off the pace in recent weeks.

Allison admits his injury-hit team have been out of sorts in recent weeks, but he wants them to keep focusing on promotion until it is mathematically impossible.

With the Villagers set to travel to face FC United of Manchester tomorrow, they will need to bring their best game to the table.

The breakaway fans' club are on fire at the moment, edging into the play-off zone on the back of a great unbeaten run.

With a record crowd of more than 3,000 expected at Gigg Lane, Allison says his men will need to stop their opponents from having time on the ball if they want to get a positive result.

He told the Mail: "We know all about them from when they beat us at our place, but I'm more concerned about the way we play.

"We can match any side in this league on our day, but we've been on a bad run recently and had a little hiccup, which has seen us drop off in the play-off race.