Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blues to take winning mentality to FC United of Manchester

Source: Hemsworth and Southelmsall Express

Published Date:
26 January 2010
By Nick Rigg
FRICKLEY Athletic boss Billy Heath insists his men will be looking for all three points when they travel to relegation rivals FC United of Manchester tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Blues travel to Gigg Lane level on points with United, with both clubs sitting just three points above the UniBond Premier Division relegation spots.

But Frickley won't be taking a defensive mentality with them across the Pennines as Heath looks for a big response from his men following their 5-1 defeat at North Ferriby United on Saturday - their biggest loss of the campaign so far.

"We'll be going there trying to win the game," he said.

"Our plan to go away and play a 4-5-1 formation and look for a draw hasn't really been effective before so we won't be going there to be defensive minded."

Defender Steve Heath returns for Frickley after sitting out a one-match ban, but Lee Booth will be unavailable for selection.

Karl Marginson's men haven't won since Saturday, November 14, a 3-2 win at Hucknall Town.

But Heath thinks the game could well provide a tougher test than their forgettable visit to North Ferriby at the weekend.

He said: "It will be a tough test for us on Wednesday, no doubt about it.

"I think it'll be a tougher test than on Saturday because of the crowd and because of the importance of the game for us."

He continued: "By all accounts they did a number on Stocksbridge at the weekend and were unlucky not to come away with a win."

See Thursday's Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest Frickley Athletic news, match previews and reports.