Town boss demands performance

Banbridge Town boss Ryan Watson doesn’t want his players to take their foot off the pedal as he turns an eye to next season.

His side are in mid-table with promotion hopes all but gone and, as they take on in-form Annagh United at Tandragee Road on Saturday (kick-off 3pm), the boss wants to go for victory.

“We know where we are at the minute,” he said.

“Games are coming thick and fast and it’ll be another huge one on Saturday. Our squad is stretched and we all have to stick together to get a win. We’re trying to keep the players focused to get a few more wins before the season’s over and get back on track.

“Annagh are flying. They were very impressive when they beat Armagh and they had another big win on Saturday. It’ll be as tough a game as last week.

“It’ll be our first opportunity to play on their new 4G pitch. I’d rather have grass but I understand why clubs are going this way and it’s a close to grass as is possible.”

The Town players can prove their worth of the coming weeks as Watson looks toward the transfer window.

He said: “We have an eye on what we need to improve. We need more numbers if nothing else but it would be nice to get some more experience in. We haven’t scored too many since Christmas so maybe we need to look at strengthening up front but the whole team has to shoulder that responsibility, not just the strikers.”

Town are currently in seventh spot in the Championship Two league table, ten points behind Annagh but they do have three games in hand.