08:00AM, Friday 04 October 2019
James Comley insists Maidenhead United shouldn’t ‘beat themselves up’ over their recent results, but instead look to rectify their performances with a home win this weekend.
The Magpies started off their National League campaign with a very promising streak of wins that saw them rocket up the table, but are now enduring a pitiable run of form and are without a win in their last six games, descending to 14th in the table.
Away form has deserted the Magpies, who lost 2-0 at Barrow on Saturday, but victories at home remain the most elusive. They are struggling to make York Road a fortress and have picked up just the one win from seven home ties this season.
Comley insists United need to utilise home advantage in order to give them a chance of regaining their early season form, as they prepare to host second placed Halifax Town on Saturday.
“In terms of our current form, it’s not the best and we haven’t picked up the points that we would like,” he said.
“The games we’ve played have been tight and won by fine margins.
“At the moment, we feel like we’ve given away a few too many easy goals which have led to us chasing games.
“We definitely need to fix our record at home and pick up more results there and that should start this weekend.”
Injuries have also taken a toll on a number of United’s regular 11 and have resulted in the team having to adapt on a game-to-game basis. But Comley believes this shouldn’t be used to excuse the team's inability to win games.
“Obviously, we have had a bit of a hard time lately with a few players being injured so the team has chopped and changed a little bit but that’s not an excuse. The boys that have come in are more than capable,” he said.
“We’ve got a good squad this year with a bit more flexibility to it that we can utilise for each game.
“If we can just cut out silly little errors that are giving teams that one goal lead on us then we’ll have a much better chance [of climbing the table].
“We’ve dipped a little bit as of late, but it’s a long season. We had a good run at the start, and we’re having a little bit of a bad run now.
“If we can get a win on Saturday and get a little run going then you’ll see we’ll climb up the table again.”
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