LAW HAS TOTAL FAITH IN PLAYERS
Wednesday Dec 21, 2011
ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law has total faith his players will behave themselves over the Christmas period and be raring to go for a crucial home game against Tamworth on Boxing Day.
The Reds chief has given his troops Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off from club duties but he is not worried at all about the players over-doing it at home.
"We have trained Monday and Tuesday, we will have Wednesday off and train Thursday and Friday this week before playing on Boxing Day.
"We will have done all of our work in the week with four really tough sessions. I don't have to doubt the players, they are a very good, fit bunch of sensible lads who have got the bit between their teeth and I know they will be sensible over Christmas.
"The side is growing in confidence and it is a good place to be at the moment.
"All the signs are there that we are definitely improving. Last Saturday at Stockport we did everything but win the game. We hit the woodwork on several occasions and had the ball in the net three times with each one ruled out. We were so close to scoring and winning.
"And it has been like that on several other occasions over the past few weeks.
"We are keeping it tight at the other end and we now just have to find the net, that is the major thing we need to improve on at the moment."
Meanwhile, Law outlined some of his plans for the January transfer window.
The Reds chief has been very busy over the past few days. He said: "We have five or six targets we are looking at and we will just have to see how far we can get with each of them.
"We may have to put a couple more out on loan to help things along, but that will also get some desperately needed game time for those players as well."
The Reds are hoping a bumper Boxing Day crowd will spur on Law's side against a Tamworth side who are almost certain to have one eye on their forthcoming FA Cup third round tie at Everton on January 7.
Law will be hoping his side can extend their unbeaten run at the Impact Arena which stands at four games in all competitions.
Kick-off for next Monday's Boxing Day home game against Tamworth is 3pm and with a bigger than usual crowd expected, fans are urged to arrive early for this fixture.
The following week on New Year's Day, the Reds face the return fixture against Tamworth at The Lamb.
ATFC Supporters Association official transport for the New Year's game departs at 12.45pm from North Street but fans can wlecome in the New Year at the Reds Bar which will be open before transport departs.