Survival well within Lowestoft Town’s grasp ahead of trip to Tamworth
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Lowestoft Town head to Tamworth knowing victory could secure their National League North status.
If the Trawlerboys take all three points at the Lamb Ground today then Brackley would need to do the same to have any chance of catching Ady Gallagher's men.
With Tamworth having a play-off place to fight for, the points won't come easy for Lowestoft whilst Brackley travel to mid-table Curzon Ashton.
But the Blues' destiny is firmly in their hands and after their late win over Worcester in midweek the momentum appears to be with them.
Assistant boss Dale Brooks believes Lowestoft are getting their reward for maintaining a sense of belief even when things looked particularly bleak. However, the former Southend United U21 boss insists the job isn't done yet.
'We have put ourselves in a really good position and over the last few weeks the lads have been terrific, made their own luck and now it is up to us to see it through,' said Brooks, who joined Lowestoft in October.
'We know what we have to do now and it is to better what Brackley do, simple as that. We take the last three games one at a time, knowing survival is in our hands and we just have to focus on ourselves and nobody else.'
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The win over Worcester could prove a seminal moment in the Blues' season after coming from behind to secure the points thanks to goals from Danny Crow and Connor Deeks.
Deeks' emergence has come just at the right time with the Blues suffering from a number of injuries to key players over the past month.
Brooks added: 'Connor has come into the frame because of the injury problems we have had and has showed great potential. The plan was to bring him in and give him a bit of time to bed himself in but due to injury problems he has been thrown in at the deep end and I was delighted with him. It was like watching Paul Gascoigne out there (against Worcester), he was superb.'
Harry Kyprianou remains a doubt with a hamstring strain although Jake Reed could be named amongst the 16 following an ankle injury.
An injury to keeper Ben Killip has also seen Jake Jessup recalled from his loan spell with Norwich United.