Tamworth FC stay positive ahead of York City battle

Tamworth FC take on sixth-placed York City at The Lamb on Saturday with manager Andy Morrell insisting: “we are still looking upwards.” The Lambs find themselves mid-table in the National League North – eight points off the play-off places but now just five off the bottom three. And, ahead of Saturday’s important clash, Morrell said: “We are still looking upwards rather than down. “I am a glass half-full kind of person and my players are the same. “There are some people who are more half-empty and it’s up to us to change their minds and so we have got to get back to what we are good at. We have got a good set of lads here and the mindset has been good, very positive in recent weeks. We still believe. “We need to go into games, get the ball moving at pace and we have got the players to do that. “We need to put a run together now and pick up some points. It’s a key couple of weeks for us.” A win over York – the Lambs won 3-2 at Bootham Crescent in October – would be a massive confidence boost for the side. They then face Alfreton away and Blyth Spartans at home. “York have been on a good run of late,” said Morrell. “They have a lot of money, they are full time and they are a strong team in all departments. In Jon Parkin, they have a very good striker and someone who scores a lot of goals. “They have a lot of seasoned pros at this level. “So we will have to be very solid as a group and take the game to them. “But we have beaten them once this season already. “We went to their place and grafted really hard and played well. We need to have the same mindset again. “I want the lads to go out and express themselves and show what they are all about.” The Lambs are still without defenders Drew Ricketts and Regan Upton for the clash this weekend while keeper Dan Jezeph is also ruled out with a knee problem. Steph Morley (dead) leg is Morrell’s other doubt. The Lambs boss remains on the lookout for a new striker to bolster his squad. “I think you will see more movement between clubs in the next three or four weeks,” he said. “We are still looking. We know we need a physical presence up front, an experienced one. “It’s difficult to bring in the players you want but I am sure we will find the right one.”

Tamworth FC take on sixth-placed York City at The Lamb on Saturday with manager Andy Morrell insisting: “we are still looking upwards.”

The Lambs find themselves mid-table in the National League North – eight points off the play-off places but now just five off the bottom three.

And, ahead of Saturday’s important clash, Morrell said: “We are still looking upwards rather than down.

“I am a glass half-full kind of person and my players are the same.

“There are some people who are more half-empty and it’s up to us to change their minds and so we have got to get back to what we are good at. We have got a good set of lads here and the mindset has been good, very positive in recent weeks. We still believe.

“We need to go into games, get the ball moving at pace and we have got the players to do that.

“We need to put a run together now and pick up some points. It’s a key couple of weeks for us.”

A win over York – the Lambs won 3-2 at Bootham Crescent in October – would be a massive confidence boost for the side.

They then face Alfreton away and Blyth Spartans at home.

“York have been on a good run of late,” said Morrell. “They have a lot of money, they are full time and they are a strong team in all departments. In Jon Parkin, they have a very good striker and someone who scores a lot of goals.

“They have a lot of seasoned pros at this level.

“So we will have to be very solid as a group and take the game to them.

“But we have beaten them once this season already.

“We went to their place and grafted really hard and played well. We need to have the same mindset again.

“I want the lads to go out and express themselves and show what they are all about.”

The Lambs are still without defenders Drew Ricketts and Regan Upton for the clash this weekend while keeper Dan Jezeph is also ruled out with a knee problem.

Steph Morley (dead) leg is Morrell’s other doubt.

The Lambs boss remains on the lookout for a new striker to bolster his squad.

“I think you will see more movement between clubs in the next three or four weeks,” he said.

“We are still looking. We know we need a physical presence up front, an experienced one.

“It’s difficult to bring in the players you want but I am sure we will find the right one.”

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