CONFIDENCE is breeding results, and results are breeding even more confidence for Tigers – but they won’t be takings Kings Lynn Town lightly on Saturday.
The Evo-Stik Division One side are the visitors to Sandy Lane in an FA Trophy first round proper tie, and midfield general Steve Towers wants Worksop to be more than ready for them.
Speaking to the Guardian after last Saturday’s dramatic fightback at AFC Fylde, he insisted that playing a side from the league below would not be an easy task.
“It will be tough,” he said. “They’ve made a good start in their league.”
“If we’re not on it, we’ll get hurt. It’s easy to think they’re just lower league, but we haven’t got a good record against teams down the bottom in our league.”
“We’ve got to be at the races, and treat them with the respect they need.”
Respect is something Towers, and Worksop Town, have earned over the past two months, as they’ve turned their season around after a bad start.
Sitting sixth in the league, with a place in the first round of the Trophy is not something to be sniffed at, and Towers believes increased confidence is bringing better results – like the draw at Fylde on Saturday, secured in the 90th minute.
“It’s a sign of doing well. When you’re doing well it sometimes just happens like that, you don’t get beat,” he explained.
“When you’ve been struggling and short in confidence you don’t really believe you can pull it off.”
“It was a good point in the end, after not really affecting the game in the second half.”
“We knew at the start of the season with a lot of players coming in, it would take a while to bed down – we were a little inconsistent, and when you get that you don’t get the performance.”
“Once you get a couple of results back to back you pick confidence up and start to gel. It was just a case of putting results together and hopefully now we can keep doing that.”
Towers himself has begun to shine in the middle of the park with some impressive displays, and he attributes much of his own improvement to the form of his team-mates.
“I feel better now. The way I play, it’s easier when people want the ball because I have people to pass to.”
“Maybe at the start of the season, with a lack of confidence it’s harder to find people, and maybe at times I was lacking confidence.”
“But all of a sudden, when you’re playing well, or playing better everyone wants the ball and it makes my game easier.”
The winners on Saturday will pick up £5,000 in prize money, and will secure a place in the last 16 of the FA Trophy.
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