DARREN KELLY: We'll keep pushing for the play-offs

I have been thrilled with our form recently - scoring nine goals in three games, with three wins and really importantly - three clean sheets.

By Darren Kelly
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 9:52 am
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 9:54 am
Boro boss Darren Kelly's column
Boro boss Darren Kelly's column

The players have been absolutely fantastic and have been maintaining these levels for closer to the full 90 minutes too - whereas when I first came in we’d show glimpses then switch off.

Saturday’s 5-0 win over Bamber was the icing on the cake, I was so pleased with the players.

To go out and play against a strong wind but dominate the first half was superb and then we dominated again in the second half.

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It really could and should’ve been an even wider margin as we spurned some great chances, including a penalty miss.

Looking forward now, we head into a tough game on the road at Warrington.

I tipped Warrington to be table-toppers at the start of the season, and although it hasn’t panned out like that for them so far, they’re still a strong side and we will need to continue our recent form to go there and get a positive result.

We are getting closer to where we want to be and will 100% be fighting tooth and nail until it’s not mathematically possible to get into those play-off places.

The odds are against us, but the way we are playing we shouldn’t rule it out - but as I mentioned, consistency is key for us.

The players really are in a good place at the moment, there’s a great togetherness in the dressing room and the longer we can keep that going, the better.

I’m hoping we'll be able to extend Harry Spratt’s loan deal from York City.

He has really impressed me since he’s come in and I’d like to thank the guys at York City for being open to him coming back.

I really like having a left-sided centre-back in that back three and Harry has put in some good performances in there, so it would be a big boost to us if we could keep him for another month.

Other than Isaac Assenso, who will be missing with his knee problem, we’re at full strength for Saturday at the moment.

I have to finish by thanking the fans who came out to support the players in such terrible conditions on Saturday.

I can’t emphasise just how much that means to both me and the players -it really does give everyone a boost.