Hitchin Town visit Farnborough - read boss Mark Burke's thoughts
PUBLISHED: 16:19 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 12 October 2017
"Pick up and go again" is the message from manager Mark Burke as Hitchin Town travel to out of form Farnborough.
Burke wants his team to respond positively after the Canaries six game unbeaten run ended on Tuesday.
Saturday’s opponents Farnborough sit 17th in the Evo-Stick South Premier League after a run of five games without a win, including a 2-6 home loss to Weymouth on Tuesday.
Burke, said: “It’s going to be tough, Farnborough are struggling at the moment so they’ll be looking to turn things around.
“We’ll go there, respect them and concentrate on our own game. We want to come away with at least a point. That can be the making of a new run of form.”
Referring to the 2-0 loss at King’s Lynn on Tuesday, Burke said: “Once you’ve had a defeat you can’t feel sorry for yourself. You’ve got to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and go again.”
Hitchin sit 14th, but Burke is eyeing the top five, he said: “It would be nice to flirt with the play-offs but it’s a case of little steps.
“If we can finish in the top 10 it’ll be a good season.”
Burke hopes Kieran McCaffrey, Callum Donnelly and Dan Webb, who were unavailable due to injury for the trip to King’s Lynn, will be fit for Saturday’s clash.
The Top Field side will be without Lewis Rolfe, who is suspended following his straight red card on Tuesday.