Dover Athletic assistant boss Jake Leberl says players have rediscovered their belief
Dover Athletic assistant manager Jake Leberl says the support of
the Whites players has been key to the 31-day transformation from
play-off possibles to title contenders.
Chris Kinnear returned to the Crabble dugout on February 2 with
Dover’s Blue Square Bet South play-off hopes hanging by a thread
after five straight defeats.
However Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Maidenhead made it five wins and a
draw from six games and left Dover six points clear of sixth-placed
Weston with a game in hand, and only eight adrift of leaders
Leberl (pictured) revealed: “It’s crazy how quickly things
change in football. When we came in here people were wondering if
we’d even be able to make the play-offs, now we’ve still got a
chance of winning the league.
“There are a lot of games still to come though, so we are not going
to get too carried away.”
Havant visit Crabble on Saturday and Leberl warned: “It is a
dangerous game. They are one of those teams that play football,
have some good individuals and can beat anyone on their day.”
Captain Ian Simpemba starts a five-match suspension, comprising
three matches for his red card at Boreham Wood and two matches for
receiving 10 yellow cards this season.
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