A win would change the whole feeling amongst the players, around the club and on the terraces, where we all need to stick together, says Welling United boss Dean Frost
WELLING UNITED manager Dean Frost says victory over Wrexham tomorrow will lift spirits at Park View Road.
Frost has drawn two and lost two of his first games in charge of his home-town club and suffered a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Cheltenham Town last weekend.
The Wings are sitting in the bottom three of the Vanarama National League table on 26 points from 31 points and are seven points adrift of safety, taking goal difference into account.
Frost said: “Last week’s game at league leaders Cheltenham was always going to be tough, they’re unbeaten in over 20 games, got lots of experienced players at this level and above and got players all-round the pitch that can win games and score goals, so maybe wasn’t going to be a defining game in terms of end of season standings.
“However, I don’t believe we did enough to get anything from the game but we did show in spells again that we have good footballers, whom showed a lot of bravery in possession of the ball.
“But it’s very clear we lack punch in the final third of the pitch to create and score goals and that’s not a criticism of just the forwards, as a team we don’t score enough goals!
“I’ll be encouraging midfielders to show some hunger and desire to get into the box more and to shoot more.
“I will also be telling defenders they may need to be prepared to get hurt in order to score from a corner or free-kick by sticking their head in where it hurts!!!
“I can see this group of players need just one win to change the emotion and feeling of the dressing room. They certainly deserve a win based on the effort and work-rate that they’ve put into the last four games for myself and the club.”
Wrexham visit Park View Road sitting in ninth-place in the table.
“The games don’t get any easier,” admitted Frost.
“But again I say, if the players apply themselves the same way they’ve done in the last four games, working hard and giving everything they have and adding to that a bit more care and quality to our play in the final third, getting more bodies into the box, showing more desire and confidence to shoot making the goalkeeper work and add a little bit of luck, then we’ve a great chance of winning tomorrow.
“A win would change the whole feeling amongst the players, around the club and on the terraces, where we all need to stick together.”
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Welling United v Wrexham
Vanarama National League
Saturday 20th February 2016
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY