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Bridgwater Town ready for North Leigh task, says Milsom
KEVIN Milsom hopes his Bridgwater Town side are firing on all cylinders when they welcome North Leigh to Fairfax Park tonight (March 5).
Town’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Tiverton on Saturday made it three league games without a goal, having not registered since Steve Fitzpatrick’s strike against Paulton Rovers on January 5.
Top scorer Ross MacNab is expected to be out for the next few weeks and boss Milsom says the club is working hard to bring in reinforcements ahead of a busy week.
He said: “We’ve spoken to a few strikers this week and we’re optimistic. I want somebody who wants to play for the club with the same commitment levels as the players we’ve already got here.”
Due to a waterlogged pitch, Town have only played 22 games this season. Tonight is their first of four games inside six days.
And Milsom is targeting maximum points.
He added: “I’ve managed to see them a couple of times recently with our games being called off and they’re a good team.
“It’s going to be a tough task. All league games are tough and you get nothing for nothing.
“We could kick start and go on another eight game run or we could go eight games without scoring.”
Last Tuesday Town progressed through to the semi-final of the Somerset Premier Cup where they will play rivals Taunton and on Saturday they were held to a draw at home to Tiverton.
Milsom said: “There were plenty of positives to take from the Tiverton game. We felt we were unlucky and probably should have won.
“If we apply ourselves in the right way against North Leigh we’ll get the right result.”
On Thursday (March 7) Bridgwater are again at home against Shortwood United, before travelling to Yate on Saturday and Mangotsfield on Monday.