Struggling Metropolitan Police are still a danger for Lowestoft Town

Danny Gay thwarts another Lowestoft attack for Needham in midweek. Picture: Mecha Morton

Danny Gay thwarts another Lowestoft attack for Needham in midweek. Picture: Mecha Morton - Credit: Mecha Morton

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher insists his side won't be taking their trip to Ryman Premier Division basement boys Metropolitan Police lightly this afternoon.

Met Police have picked up just one win in their 13 games so far this season, leaving them bottom, and it appears to be the perfect fixture for the Trawlerboys to get back to winning ways.

However, Gallagher, whose side were unfortunate to go down to a 2-0 defeat at Needham on Tuesday, insists his side can't afford to be complacent.

'On paper they are bottom of the league and people will expect us to thrash them but football doesn't work like that,' said the Blues chief, who could be without goalkeeper Jamie Waite if he is unable to shrug off a neck injury.

'There are no easy games in this league. We need to reproduce the level of performance that we had against Needham and that's what the players need to focus on. I was very pleased with our overall performance in the week and if we can match those levels then we will get a result.'

Consistency has been a major issue for the Blues so far this season with the Blues without a victory in three games after convincing wins against Grays and Harlow.

'We need to keep working hard and that's the only way our luck is going to turn,' he added. 'I'm really pleased with my squad and we've got the tools to get higher up the league.

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'We were very unlucky to have a goal disallowed and we dominated the first half (against Needham). Their goalkeeper has made some excellent saves.'

On loan Ipswich Town defender Travis Cole is expected to return to the squad after a thigh strain, which kept him out in midweek. He could take his place at centre-half alongside Michael Spillane, who inspired the comeback against Hendon last weekend with a second-half brace.

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