Selby Town boss looks to the positives

Jimmy Reid

Jimmy Reid

First published in Sport

SELBY Town manager Jimmy Reid believes that despite recent poor results, the team’s performances are the best he has seen since taking the job in the new year, writes Matthew Naylor.

The Scot watched his Robins side lose three straight games after falling to Teversal and Worsbrough Bridge in the Northern Counties East League first division and being knocked out of the NCEL League Cup third round at the hands of Nostell MW in midweek.

As Town prepare to face basement club Louth Town tomorrow, Reid is hoping a positive result can kick-start a solid run for the club.

“We have been doing okay recently, but we just haven’t got the rub of the green,” he said.

“The two most recent performances have been the most satisfactory of my reign, yet we lost them both.”

After the recent injury troubles that have seen Reid field four different goalkeepers in his last nine games, he can be forgiven for putting the results down to bad luck.

Meanwhile, tomorrow’s visitors Louth sit bottom of the table where they have failed to win in their past 22 games and are still hunting their first points on the road all season.

Said Reid: “We know that they are getting desperate and will come at us right from the first whistle.

“I am confident we can put a few past them, so if we can keep a clean sheet, I’ll be happy.

“I think it is now about consolidation with the top teams too far off at this stage. We just need to think about next season.

“There are lots of good things happening around this club and it’s very exciting, despite what the results may suggest.”

Selby’s division one rivals Knaresborough do not have a game.

Elsewhere, Harrogate Town travel to Brackley Town in the Conference North.

Neighbours Harrogate Railway welcome Radcliffe Borough to Station View in the Evo-Stik League first division north, while Scarborough Athletic visit Rainworth Miners Welfare in first division south.

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