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Skipper Jimmy Fry spoke to Bradley Rice ahead of the Leiston game

Skipper Jimmy Fry spoke to Bradley Rice ahead of the Leiston game

By Andy Chilton
8th February
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“The next four games are huge for us. We’re involved in a mini-league from here on in" Jimmy Fry

Jimmy Fry spoke to Bradley Rice of Half-Time Oranges about looking to Bounce Back against Leiston.

Stratford Town captain Jimmy Fry is hoping for a reaction from the team as they make the long journey to Leiston tomorrow.

Town have a seven-hour round trip ahead of them as they look to get back to winning ways after the St Ives stalemate last time out.

The last minute pitch inspection hindered preparation although Jimmy isn’t using it as an excuse.

“It’s never good, when you are waiting to hear whether the game goes ahead or not.” He said.

“But that aside, we are aware the performance wasn’t good enough. We were unable to meet the high standards we have set this season.”

Jimmy speaks as if Town suffered a disappointing defeat. It’s testament to how far Stratford have come in a short amount of time.

“It shows the remarkable progress we have made when we are not happy with a point.” He said.

“But, that’s what happens when you have only lost two league games since October. We’re only in February, we must have played upwards of forty games already this season.

“When you look at it like that, there really can’t be much complaining.”

If the pitch was a leveller last weekend, Town face another hurdle to overcome tomorrow.

“It’s not ideal, and in a perfect world, we’d travel up the night before, but in non-league you don’t have that luxury.” He said.

“You can’t read too much into it though, they made the trip earlier in the season and scored within thirty seconds!

“We didn’t even touch the ball before it ended up in the back of the net!”

Jimmy sees the game tomorrow as the first of four must win games, if Town are to cement their position in the table.

“The next four are huge for us.” He said. “We’re involved in a mini-league from here on in.

“We want to make sure we are comfortably in the play offs come the business end of the season.”

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