Lowestoft Town focus on final push

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher has called on his side to mount one last push to see them over the finish line in the Ryman League Premier Division ahead of the home match with Tooting & Mitcham today, kick-off 3pm.

Lowestoft have seen their promotion hopes take a serious dent after taking just two points from the last 12 available but Gallagher is looking for the Blues to rediscover that winning feeling to keep alive their promotion hopes.

'We'll keep the lads going. They're obviously disappointed with our recent results but we've not been playing badly by any means,' he said.

'We've been on the rough end of some tough decisions from referees but if luck is supposed to even up over the course of the season then we should be due a few decisions soon. We know we've got enough quality to be up there.'

Lowestoft have been hit by two dismissals in as many games but Gallagher insists there are no problems with discipline at Crown Meadow.

He points to the fact that the club won the Fair Play award on their way to winning Ryman League North last term.

'We're a team that wants to play football and we feel that all season we've been on the bum end of some tough decisions,' added Gallagher, who has seen Curtis Haynes-Brown and Andrew Fisk receive their marhing orders within the space of a week. 'It's really hard to take because we're all decent guys and we want to build something here. It's just hugely frustrating.'

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Lowestoft will be without Scott Mitchell this afternoon due to suspension, although he will be available for Monday's trip to Aveley.

Curtis Haynes-Brown is available despite his dismissal in Tuesday's 3-3 draw against Maidstone with his suspension not starting in yet.

Dale Cockrill is struggling with a back complaint, while Matt Nolan was withdrawn in midweek to look after the Achilles injury that has dogged his season but should be available.

Gallagher hopes to make up for the 2-1 defeat the Blues suffered at Tooting in February and said: 'We want to put right that result. The squad is desperate to get that winning habit back. We're still in the mix and we will be fighting right until the very end.'

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