MATT Gardiner has insisted his Worcester City side will go into tomorrow’s clash with Brackley Town full of confidence despite three defeats from their opening five games.
The Blue and Whites’ joint manager added keeping 11 men on the pitch for the trip to St James’ Park would also be vital as they look to pick up their second win of the Vanarama National League North campaign.
City were rocked by the news yesterday that tenacious defender Darren Campion – a summer signing from Hednesford Town – had his contract mutually terminated with the club and will therefore not be available for the game.
Striker Ashley Vincent also starts his suspension for his red card received against Lowestoft Town, but defender Kieran Morris could come back into the squad after serving his ban for the sending off at Gainsborough Trinity.
Worcester go into the game after suffering back-to-back defeats against Chorley and Solihull Moors, as do Town who tasted losses to FC United of Manchester and Boston United in their last two outings.
Both sides have won one, drawn one and lost three games.
Speaking after Worcester’s last-gasp 3-2 defeat to Chorley, Gardiner said: “Keeping 11 men on the pitch we are quite confident.
“The mood in the camp is we are all winners. From the staff and the players no one wants to come off the pitch having lost 3-2 at home.
“Going into the Brackley game we will be confident, absolutely no problem with that, all we have to worry about is getting our own house in order and then we can push on from there.”
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