National League North Lowestoft Town seeking solidity ahead of trip to Brackley Town
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Lowestoft Town aim to get their season back on track by winning a clash between two out-of-form sides.
The Blues visit Brackley Town this evening having failed to register a win in seven National League North matches. That poor run has sucked Ady Gallagher's side into the lower reaches of the table after they failed to build on back-to-back victories from their opening two matches.
A 3-1 loss at Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday left the Suffolk outfit on eight points, the same total their hosts tonight have obtained from nine matches so far. Brackley, currently under the temporary management of former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair, won their season opener but have also only triumphed on one other occasion. A 1-1 weekend draw at Stockport County has lifted the Saints' spirits somewhat but Gallagher fancies his troops' chances – if they put a stop to their defensive weaknesses.
The Blues' boss, who watched his side concede two goals inside 15 minutes at Celtic, said: 'We don't get given anything any weeks. Nobody gives us a one, two, three-nil head start, it never happens.
'We've got to get out of the habit of doing that in the next few weeks, because, if we can, we've proved this year, that if we keep it tight, we've got decent attacking players who can cause teams problems.'
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The Trawlerboys have, however, only scored nine league goals so far this term. They sit 18th in the 22-team table and only ahead of Brackley by goal difference.
'If you lose games you know you're going to slip down the table,' added Gallagher, speaking to his club's official website.
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'However, I don't think our focus should be on where we are in the table. It should be on making sure we're tight as a team defensively.'