A win would 'fire us forward' says struggling Saffron Walden Town chief

PUBLISHED: 11:31 01 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:37 01 December 2016

Saffron Walden Town manager Stuart Wardley

Saffron Walden Town manager Stuart Wardley

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Stuart Wardley is confident Saffron Walden Town have enough to get away from danger and preserve their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division status for a second successive season.

Saturday’s 3-0 home loss to mid-table Fakenham Town extended the Bloods’ poor run to just one league triumph in nine games.

Their spiralling form has left them just a point above the drop zone but Wardley is not panicking just yet.

Manager Wardley told the Reporter: “It [winless run] is always in the back of your mind because you’re thinking where is the next win coming from?

“We’ve got a really good squad and sometimes it will take a decent win to fire us forward.

“I don’t see why we can’t put a string of results together and climb the table.”

Town required a superb second half of last season to lift them into mid-table with a run of seven wins in 10 games.

Ironically Walden turned their campaign around last year after a league clash with Fakenham Town [4-1 win] before going on to beat Ipswich Wanderers 3-0 at home in their next game.

Wanderers are the opponents for Wardley’s men on Saturday, although away, and he’s hoping for deja vu.

He continued: “If you can put a three or four-game winning streak together you’ll fly away from danger.

“Ipswich was a big game for us last season and I’d like to make it a pivotal game again this year so we can hopefully put another good run together.”

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