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Fisher targets win double
JOHN Fisher is expecting his Highworth side to bounce back and pick up six points this week - starting with tonight’s clash with Newbury.
The Elms side lost 4-0 to Flackwell Heath on Saturday afternoon but have the perfect opportunity to put things right against struggling Newbury tonight before facing Holyport at home on Saturday.
Fisher knows two home wins are required if his side have any realistic hopes of promotion this season and is confident his side are more than capable of getting them.
“We’ve got Newbury and then Holyport in the next week and with all due respect to those sides we expect to beat them,” he said.
“Saturday was the worst we have played all season but we have a chance to put it right now and we know what we have to do.
“We are looking at two sides in the bottom four or five in the league and if you have any aspirations of doing anything we have to look to beat them.
“We need six points from the next two games and that’s our priority and there’s no excuses if we don’t because we have the players to do it.”
Fisher admitted his side failed to play to anything approaching their best in the loss to Flackwell but the experienced manager refused to read the riot act in a bid to get a response.
“I never go into the dressing room at the end of the game, I said my piece at half-time, and my theory is I can have an effect before the match and at the break but nothing at the end,” he said.
“In my experience when you go in and have a blast after the game it ends with falling out and arguing so I leave it and let everyone calm down.
“That’s the way to deal with it because they know themselves it wasn’t good enough on Saturday.
“A few players apologised after the game and I just told them ‘it happens’ and I know it happens because I used to play.
“That’s done and over with now so we forget it and move on and try to get back firing again.”
Wootton Bassett are also in Hellenic Premier action tonight as they travel to Thame.
Jeff Roberts’ men have been boosted by the signing of Cirencester striker Sam Collier, who played for Bassett under previous boss Dave Turner.
Meanwhile, Chippenham have been drawn away to Bognor Regis Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy. The match will take place on Saturday, November 2.
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