Jamie Day knows his Welling United side need to improve on the road as they chase promotion from Blue Square Bet South
Jamie Day gets in a shot against Tonbridge on
Tuesday Picture: Keith Gillard
Welling manager Jamie Day has refused to set his side a points
target in the last 10 games of the season.
The Wings moved three points clear at the top of Blue Square Bet
South on Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over Tonbridge at Park View
Mathematically, the Wings need to reach 90 points to guarantee
the title but Day is keen to take it one match at a time.
"We haven't set a points target as in the past we haven't
reached them!" he said. "There are 10 cup finals left and we have
to win as many as possible.
"We'll be going for three points in every game but we don't want
to take stupid risks as sometimes that one point can be vital by
the end of the season.
"We've got to win as many games as we can. Our away form has not
been great lately and we need to improve that if we are going to
stay in this position. Either Salisbury or Dover are going to drop
points this weekend but we need to worry about ourselves and keep
picking up points."
Day also explained his decision to bring in striker Jake Reid
for the final weeks of the season, snapping up the centre-forward
on loan from AFC Telford for the remainder of the campaign.
Reid played alongside top scorer Ross Lafayette against
Tonbridge but Day is keen to take some of the burden away from
"I felt that we had four good strikers at the club but we needed
another big man to give Ross Lafayette a break if we can," said
"Ross has looked a bit tired lately, he has played a lot of
games and taken a lot of batterings up front.
"I spoke to Jake in the summer but he wanted to stay at as high
a level as possible and I can understand that. But he wasn't
enjoying his football and the possibility of him coming on loan
came up. He showed what he can do against Tonbridge and what he can
bring to the club."
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