Cheers the Canaries to safety

Hitchin Town probably need just a point to secure their BGB Premier status for another season. Boss Darran Hay has spoken about the great team spirit that currently exists at Top Field ahead of the visit of Merthyr Tydfil this Saturday - their final hom

Hitchin Town probably need just a point to secure their BGB Premier status for another season.

Boss Darran Hay has spoken about the "great team spirit" that currently exists at Top Field ahead of the visit of Merthyr Tydfil this Saturday - their final home league game this season.

The former Stevenage Boro striker believes it has played a huge part in his team's excellent run in the past two months.

Talking after the Canaries had beaten Bashley 2-0 to move close to BGB Premier survival, Hay paid tribute to his team.


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"The mood is marvellous here and everyone is working hard for each other," said Hay.

"The lads want to play for each other, want to play for the club and above all, they want to win."

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Hay's pre-match ritual for home games now involves the players arriving at the club at around 11.30am.

This has played a big part in the Canaries' recovery, insisted Hay.

"We discuss the game, we have lunch together and what we are doing is building a tight-knit team spirit.

"Since we started this, we have started winning and moving up the table. It's no coincidence."

Hitchin have not been beaten on a Saturday since losing at Brackley on February 9.

Hay also believes the club's fans and officials have played a big part in retrieving what looked like a lost cause.

"The support we have had, even when things were not going well, has been tremendous.

"Now we want to get the point I think we need to stay up. We're not there yet, but we are now in a great position and we can make sure in the next two games. We're all confident of doing that.

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