Gary Owers and his men look to record their third win in a row against promotion-chasing Dover Athletic at the Crabble Stadium on Saturday.
United need to continue to keep the heat on the teams in and about them in the National League.
“Every game is getting bigger; every game is getting more important,” according to the Gaffer. “At least we’re still in there fighting and at this stage that’s all we can be. We’ve hada great Easter weekend; there’s a good spirit about the place and hopefully we can take that to Dover and continue the good run.”
United have seen success using a slightly altered version of their 3-5-2 formation, and the Gaffer is keen to see that continue.
“Why would I change it, it’s been successful. The three lads have made a difference; we’ve had to slightly change the way we play because Rhys is even more attacking in that midfield slot than what we’ve had previously. Our aim is to give the opposition problems, and we are now.”
Dover largely dominated the corresponding fixture at Plainmoor and Owers is looking for a change of fortune this time around.
“He’s done a great job over the years, Chris Kinnear. We know that physically, it is going to be a massive challenge. I felt they really bullied us at home and they were one of the teams that have beat us convincingly. We have to go there ready for that and give them different problems. I recall playing the lone striker at home, which was Rhys Murphy, and the big centre-half had his arm round the whole of the game and we never had much success at all going forward. We’ve got more movement in the team and more energy, and we’re playing a different way so hopefully we can impose our style against them.”
Jakub Sokolik has returned to training but is still suffering from sickness that will require further investigation. Vincent Dorel picked up a knock in the win over Woking last time out and will be assessed before kick-off.
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