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Dartford boss Tony Burman says his side can stay up in Skrill Premier ahead of tough trip to Cambridge United

13 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

Tony Burman

Tony Burman

Dartford manager Tony Burman insists his side can still beat the drop from Skrill Premier as they prepare to take on second-placed Cambridge United this weekend.

A run of three straight games against clubs around them in the relegation dogfight yielded only a single point for the Darts, who are now four from safety.

They lost 1-0 at home to Chester on Friday night and the odds are stacked against them upsetting promotion hopefuls Cambridge at The Abbey on Saturday.

Burman said: "That’s the ruthlessness of this league. You want to do your business at home and when you don’t, the next fixture’s Cambridge away. They don’t come tougher.

"We’ve got to go there and pull ourselves together, lift ourselves up and get things right. Hopefully, we can get something from the game.

"When you’re up in this league, as ruthless as it is, this is the place to be. It’s difficult for us, the situation we’re in but we’ve been in it, we’ve tasted it and I love it.

"Regardless of where we are, it’s where we want to try to be and I’d love to think we’ve still got an opportunity – which I’m sure we have – to stay in it. We’ll be trying our best to do that."

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