COLWYN BAY manager Steve Evans is looking forward to a challenging month which he says will go a long way to telling him how his squad stands in terms of a future push for promotion.
After a St David’s Day fixture against top six rivals Holywell Town on Tuesday, the Seagulls face league games against the current top three sides in the table (leaders Airbus UK at home on Saturday, second-placed Llandudno away on Friday March 11 and third-placed Guilsfield on March 26) – with a Welsh Cup semi-final against runaway Premier leaders The New Saints thrown in on the weekend of March 19.
That is a month of massive fixtures and the manager commented: “It is a run of games that will tell us where we are at.
“It will be challenging, but we are looking forward to it.
“It will be the responsibility of everybody in the squad to give everything they have, work hard, play the right way, and stick to our game plans.
“We have competition for places now, which is why we have a big squad, and everyone is playing for their places.
“The fans will have a huge part to play as well.
“They were fantastic again last weekend at Prestatyn when it looked for a long time as though it wasn’t going to be our day.
“The fans never stopped singing, sticking behind and supporting the players, and that played a huge part in helping us finish the game strongly when our quality finally showed to take the three points.
“We are going to need those fans and that support over the next month and for everybody to stick together for the club.”
The tough run starts against a Holywell side who beat both Llandudno and Guilsfield in January, earning Johnny Haseldin the Cymru North Manager of the Month award, and were 5-0 winners against Llanrhaeadr last weekend.
“We will both go into the game full of confidence – and I’m looking forward to it,” added the manager.