LAW: CHANCE TO END ON A HIGH NOTE
Friday Apr 25, 2014
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law is hoping his side can end what has been an outstanding season on a high note.
“Going into Saturday, I think it is a chance to go out on a high. There is no pressure on us or Macclesfield but we want to try and win it” said Law.
“It will be a last game for some of these players. Some of them have been here for four, five, six years and I am sure they will want to go out on a high.
“Then the rebuilding starts. I have to sit down with the chairman and see what he wants to do.
“This season he has put a lot of his own money in. I don’t like to harp on about it but if you are going to get 400 or 500 fans coming wanting to pay £12 each, you couldn’t run a Northern Premier League club on those resources.
“It won’t be a club with ambition. You are not going to be competing with Worksop, Chorley, FC United, etc. You are certainly not going to be pushing with Fylde, North Ferriby United or Telford.
“We will have to see what happens. Everything is going to depend on Wayne (Bradley), what decision he makes and what way we go forward with it.”
Looking back at the side’s end of season tail-off, Law confessed the defence was affected massively by the loss of Michael Wylde through injury, just at a time when he was playing consistently solidly.
“We have had a poor end to the season. The last month we have blown a great opportunity” Law said.
“I feel a massive contributing factor to that was the loss of Michael Wylde, not only Michael, but we also lost Nick Fenton and Chris Westwood with niggling injuries as well.
“As hard as I tried, I couldn’t get another partnership back in a key area of the pitch.
“You only have to look at the goals we have conceded in the last four or five games, we have conceded an average of three per game.
“Had we been able to defend like the better teams, we would have been successful, we would have got to the play-offs.
On top of which, I also think a lot of people lost their nerve and maybe fell under the expectancy.
“Added to that, some of the loans who have come in have not done what I wanted them to do. In previous years they have done the job, but we are at a different level this year and they didn’t come in and kick us on.
“Some people underestimate the level, they think they are better than it and they are not. You need a certain attitude to be able to play at this level of the game" ended Law.