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Heeley warns players to keep feet on the ground

Worcester Editorial 21st Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

DESPITE an impressive start to their 2014/15 campaign, Worcester City manager Carl Heeley has warned his players to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

The Blue and Whites have lost just four games from 17 so far this season, find themselves in 9th place in the league and in with a shot of making the First Round of the FA Cup if they beat Greenwich Borough in the the Fourth Qualifying Round on Sunday (October 26).

A run of four wins out of six has raised hopes at Aggborough, but Heeley will be keen not to repeat the 2012/13 season where a promising start was followed by nine straight league defeats which curtailed any play-off ambition.

“Confidence is flying through the team at the moment, we are buzzing around and everybody wants to be on the pitch,” Heeley said.

“If you’d of asked anybody associated with the club, any of the supporters, any of the directors, we would be in the top ten and into the final qualifying round of the FA Cup with a very winnable home tie, of course we would have taken that coming to the end of October.

“But it’s feet on the ground time, we don’t get carried away. As well as we have started and as well as we are doing in the FA Cup we haven’t achieved anything yet.

“We are starting to hit a bit of form but we will keep going and keep working hard, and if we do that the ability and attributes are there to have a successful season.”

An injury to Mike Symons has given Nick Wright an opportunity to shine by bagging two goals in three games, including in the 1-1 draw at Leamington and the opener in Saturday’s 2-0 success over Harrogate.

“He’s got great pedigree,” Heeley added. “You give him an opportunity he will put it away nine times out of ten and he is starting to hit a bit of form now which is brilliant.”

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