Lowestoft Town 3 Bradford PA 0: Trawlerboys ready to kick on in survival mission

National League North.Lowestoft Town v Bradford Park Avenue at Crown Meadow.Ryan Jarvis goal celebra

National League North.Lowestoft Town v Bradford Park Avenue at Crown Meadow.Ryan Jarvis goal celebration.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Lowestoft Town won't be resting on their laurels any time soon, according to manager Ady Gallagher.

The Trawlerboys have given themselves a four-point cushion over the National League North relegation zone after two wins in a week – having not picked up any points from their league fixtures in January.

But Gallagher knows his side still have a lot to do to ensure they beat the drop.

'It is too early to start putting our feet up,' said the Lowestoft boss.

'We have got a long way to go and a lot to do this season, but it is encouraging to see performances like today.

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'I never doubted that we had the quality to put performances in like that but it is just getting the players on the pitch and the team is now starting to take shape.

'It was a very good performance, but it is only three points and we need to move on to the next game against Hednesford Town (tomorrow, kick-off 7.45pm) because we need to try and keep the momentum going and picking up points.

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'Today showed that if everyone is fit, we can be a match for anyone and if we can pick a team with the same quality every week then I believe we will always have a chance.'

The Crown Meadow chief is also hoping to extend the loan deals of Harvey Hodd and Harry Kyprianou – they are due to expire after next weekend's trip to Chorley, who are currently nine league positions and 10 points better off then the Blues, having played a game more. Gallagher also revealed he has let Jake Jessup out on loan to Norwich United.

'We have got Danny Burns on loan from Cambridge United, who has missed out the last couple of games, but Harvey Hodd's loan expires after next weekend and you have got Harry Kyprianou whose loan also expires next weekend.

'Both of those are players who we obviously want to stay at the club because they have made a big difference to us.

'Jake Jessup has gone the other way because he needs game time and although he started the season very well for us, it has not happened for him since then.

'So he has gone to Norwich United until the end of the season and I am sure that he will do a good job there and recover some confidence to be back here showing us what he can do in the summer.'

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