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


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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