Faversham Town manager Ray Turner urges promotion-chasing side to prepare for onslaught from Whitstable Town's mad dogs
Faversham boss Ray Turner expects wounded Whitstable to start
like "a pack of mad dogs" in Saturday’s derby clash at Salters
The Lilywhites are flying high – on a run of one defeat in 13
games in Ryman League Division 1 South – while Whitstable are in
the bottom three with one point from five games, a run during which
they have scored twice and conceded 17 goals.
Turner (pictured) said: "The derbies recently have been
unbelievable. The formbook completely goes out of the window. I’m
sure Whitstable will come at us like mad dogs from the start. It’s
not always good to play teams after they’ve had a big defeat.
"We need to learn from the Herne Bay game last month when they
came out like lunatics. We have to be prepared for that and then
gradually impose our style on the game. We weren’t able to do that
against Bay and were a bit disappointed with a point.
"Hopefully it will be a big crowd and fans of both teams come
out in force. We’ll be going for the points this time."
Despite moving within five points of leaders Maidstone on
Tuesday night, with nine games remaining, Turner says he had never
felt like the Lilywhites were in the title race.
He said: "We have never really been all that close. Even now,
we’re second, but Maidstone are ticking along nicely and
(third-placed) Dulwich have all those games in hand."
Do you think in-form Faversham can heap more woe on
Whitstable? Have your say below.
- Click here for more Canterbury news...
- Click here for more news from across the county...