United striker Brett Williams and the whole squad are steeling themselves for two games in four days that will help shape whether United stay up or are relegated to National League South.
Hartlepool’s 2-1 win over Bromley on Tuesday night took them up to 18th place in the National League and five points away from the relegtion zone. United face Chester (23rd) on Friday at Swansway Chester Stadium, and the Woking (19th) at Plainmoor on Monday.
“We know the position we’re in and we’re entering six-pointer territory,” said Brett after training today.
“The lads know we have to win and we have to follow our game plan. There aren’t many games left now and we need to get as many points as possible to be in with a chance of staying up.
With United’s last game being postponed at Plainmoor due to a waterlogged pitch, the encounter against Chester will be their fourth away trip in a row and their first game since playing Solihull Moors on March 17th.
“Not having a game hasn’t been great because at the end of the day you want to play. Ideally you want to be playing every Saturday and getting into some kind of rhythm.
Williams is focused on the task in hand but admits the 1-1 draw against the Moors was a missed opportunity, and should have resulted in all three points coming down the M5.
“It was a weird game, maybe because of the snow that came down, but I thought we were the much better team and we were comfortable, and maybe that was our downfall. They don’t have many chances, and when they had a slight sniff of goal and they score and we’ve not taken our chances. We need to be more clinical against Chester.
The Yellow Army are hoping that the introduction of Cardiff City striker Rhys Healey is the wild card that sparks United into winning form. He has impressed Brett since his arrival.
“He’s looked sharp to be fair. I see him as a technically good player that is quite creative.”
If United are to find the goals to push up the table then clear-cut chances are vital. Chances against Solihull, and in particular, Maidstone United, went begging. How are United improving their odds?
“It is about drilling the formation into the players. It is about getting the right balance of movement depending on where the ball is on the pitch. If we haven’t got the ball then players need to know where they need to be. If everything goes well then we’re further up the pitch and creating chances.
“We have nothing to lose now and we need to win so let’s go for it.”
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