Lowestoft Town happy to leave the chasing in Vanarama Conference North to others

Danny Crow will miss the Blues' trip to Bradford. Picture: TOM SMITH/FOCUS IMAGES

Danny Crow will miss the Blues' trip to Bradford. Picture: TOM SMITH/FOCUS IMAGES - Credit: Tom Smith/Focus Images Limited

Lowestoft Town are determined to ramp up the pressure on Bradford Park Avenue as they play Conference North catch-up.

The Trawlerboys head to Yorkshire nine points ahead of their hosts having played six matches more. Every side below the Blues also have games in hand on them but that is not a cause for concern according to Ady Gallagher.

The joint Lowestoft boss said: 'We've been there ourselves in the past (having played less matches than other teams), although that was towards the top of the table (Ryman Premier).

'We had all of these games to catch up on and people expected us to win them and go on to win the league. So I'd much rather have the points on the board than the matches in hand.

'Every away game has been extremely tough but we'll head to Bradford trying to get what would be three very important points. That ultimately is the aim for us because I don't think we should be looking too far ahead. We need to take one game at a time and see where we go.

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'What is encouraging is our away form has improved and we're being competitive in every match now. If we can play like we did against Oxford (on Saturday), and take our chances, then I expect us to win more games than we lose.'

Lowestoft's 2-1 defeat at City saw them suffer more injury woe as striker Danny Crow, pictured, and defender Sam Gaughran were forced off. Crow (shoulder) will miss the trip to Park while Gaughran (heavy blow to face) is rated as 50/50.

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Lee Smith and Dan Gleeson are suspended but Adam Smith stands a great chance of recovering from his hamstring problem to feature. Curtis Haynes-Brown could also be involved.

Gallagher added: 'As you go up the leagues teams punish you. We've played worse than we did on Saturday and won games, so from that point of view it's encouraging.

'Of course we're disappointed to have lost but we played well and created lots of opportunities. Sometimes football can be a cruel game and you don't win the games you deserve to. But we can't let it affect us. We just know we need to be more ruthless.'

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