Rinkcavage targets an end to Blues’ ‘deja vu’

Peter Rinkcavage
Peter Rinkcavage

PETER Rinkcavage is hoping the “deja vu” of missed chances and defensive errors that has plagued his side’s otherwise good performances in recent weeks comes to an end at Stafford Rangers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The Blues boss has been frustrated at the errors and bad luck that has stopped his side picking up positive results in recent matches, not least the latest 2-1 defeat at home against Bradford Park Avenue.

Frickley are without a win in their last four Evo-Stik Premier League matches, picking up just a point along the way.

But the Blues boss is keeping faith with his squad despite the recent poor results and is confident things will start turning around without having to make big changes.

“There is not a lot we can do other than keep playing how we’re playing and hopefully things will turn for us,” he said.

“The confidence is still there with the players. We just have to keep going and hope those levels don’t drop.

“The aim is to create more chances than the opposition and you’ll score a few. We’re creating more chances than the opposition in every game but we’re just not putting them in the back of the net.

“We’ve got Danny South in who adds another dimension for us in attack and he got his goal at the weekend, we have Brad [Grayson] who is a young player and can be hot and cold and hopefully he’ll be hot again soon. Ollie Ryan is playing really well but not getting the goals to show for it. We’ve got to carry on and hopefully luck will be on our side soon and things will click.”

Matters weren’t helped against Bradford at the weekend with two of the Blues’ regular four defenders out through suspension.

Both Mark Gray and Lincoln Adams will return to action this weekend, but David Cyrus will take his place on the sidelines through suspension for the trip to Stafford Rangers this weekend.

Alex Callery is edging closer to a starting role but may have to be content with a place on the bench again this weekend.

“It’s going to be a tough game at Stafford,” said Rinkcavage.

“Like I always say, every match is a tough one in this league and Stafford will be no different. But we’ll go there in confident mood looking to return with a positive result.”

Rangers sit one place below the Blues in the table and would leapfrog Rinkcavage’s men with victory.

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