COLWYN BAY boss Steve Evans wants his players to up their game again for Friday’s ‘derby’ away to title hopefuls Llandudno (7:30pm kick off).
The manager says he is learning more about his current squad all the time as he continues to plan for next season, and he will be looking for a response after two disappointing 3-0 defeats.
“We’ve been a little bit flat the last two games,” he said this week. “We need a bit more energy so I expect us to turn up Wednesday for training, work hard and then go into the game against Llandudno full of confidence because there is no reason why we shouldn’t.
“We went unbeaten for six games and I was delighted with the energy the lads showed in those games. We’ve just hit a bit of lull and we need to pull our socks up and get back to that again.”
Sean Eardley’s Llandudno side are three points behind leaders Airbus in the title chase, having played a game more, and go into Friday’s game on the back of an impressive four match winning run, in which they’ve scored 13 goals and conceded just one.
They have shown real consistency this season with 17 wins in their 22 league fixtures and will want to keep their recent form going ahead of what will be a massive game for them away to Airbus in April.
They have quite a few former Bay players in their squad in Shaun Pearson, Morgan Owen, Gaz Evans, Marc Williams and Toby Jones, which will all add up to what should be a fiercely-contested game in front of another big Bay following.
Steve Evans will need to assess the numerous injuries which forced the manager to play himself against Airbus last weekend – something he doesn’t want to be doing too often.
“I’ve come here to manage, not to play, but it was a case of ‘needs must’ last weekend because we were down to the bare bones,” he said.