Town vs Barnton: Preview

03 Feb 2020 in News

Town vs Barnton preview

Wythenshawe Town play host to Barnton tomorrow night with the chance to climb into the promotion places with victory.

To the less keen eye, it may appear an age that Town have sat seemingly stagnant in 7th place however to those who have been following the Blues know that they are tightly coiled and poised to strike at the next opportunity.


However, the visitor’s come to Ericstan Park looking to complete the double over Town after their 2-1 victory back in August – Condemning us to a third consecutive winless game in the league to open the campaign.


A result that too seems an age ago given the strides that this team have made in the hunt for top four.


Manager James Kinsey is acutely aware of Barnton’s capabilities but is assured with his side’s aptitude at this stage of the season.


“Barnton have changed quite a bit as a squad since we last played them. They’re a young side and they had a great result on Saturday. We have to turn up and play at 100%. If we do that we will be fine, but we can’t underestimate them.


“We went to St Martins before Christmas and drew when everybody expected us to win. I don’t read into the league table until April. We just have to play one game at a time.


“I think in this league anybody can beat anybody. It’s a really difficult league so we have to turn up from the off.


“It’s something we all spoke about on Saturday after the game. We can’t afford to turn up and be at 60%. We have to be buzzing from the off and look to gain control of the game early.”


Aaron Dwyer’s return to the club comes as a timely boost with the club heading towards the home stretch of the season.


His goal and assist on his second debut this year was enough to extinguish Cheadle Town’s red-hot streak, showing exactly why James Kinsey recalled the winger from Stockport Town.


While Barnton will provide their own set of problems for Kinsey and Whiteside to dissect, the side from Cheshire haven’t enjoyed the best of fortunes, dwelling in 19th having only won once in their last six games.


But complacency will not be tolerated within the ranks and tomorrow night and Town will be sure to display the guile and ruthlessness they have shown up to now.


“We are quite lucky in that the lads all have a winning mentality. They go into every game desperate to win. Of course, there’s been complacency once or twice but that’s something I think we’ve learnt from. Time will tell on that one though.”


-Harry Shephard


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