Ebbsfleet boss Liam Daish hopes side can make the most of home advantage in battle for survival after three away defeats
Ebbsfleet resume their fight for Blue Square Bet Premier
survival on home soil this weekend after their most unforgiving
week of the season.
Trips to Grimsby, Kidderminster and Wrexham pitted Fleet against
three sides going for promotion to the Football League. Not only
that, Liam Daish and his players travelled 1,150 miles in eight
Tuesday’s 4-1 loss at Wrexham made it three successive away
defeats but Ebbsfleet host Newport on Saturday looking to build on
a home record which has seen them lose only twice in 12 outings at
Daish, pictured, has been pleased with his side’s recent
displays against the league’s big boys. He said: "We’ve competed
fairly well. We’ve had as much possession as two teams chasing
"I know it’s a cliche but we’re taking it one game at a time.
We’re fighting in there and it’s tight. We’ve got to keep our heads
up and keep working hard and trust that it will turn around."
Newport, like the Fleet’s last three opponents, are right in the
title chase. They were top of the table when Ismail Yakubu’s strike
earned them three points at Rodney Parade in October, a game
Ebbsfleet were unlucky to lose.
Injuries to right-back Craig Stone and winger Stefan Payne,
sustained in last week’s 3-1 defeat at Grimsby, have added to the
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