Feeney looks ahead to Hungerford Town clash
Warren Feeney insists his side have got the midweek disappointment at Braintree Town out of their system and are raring to go for Saturday’s challenge against Hungerford Town.
The 4-1 defeat in Essex followed on from an excellent display at league leaders Ebbsfleet United three days earlier and the Wings boss has identified the need to cut out costly errors in order to get his team back to winning ways.
“Tuesday is out of the system,” said Feeney.
“We’ve moved on quite quickly. The last lot of goals we’ve conceded have all been mistakes and that’s what we’ve got to cut out.
“No one is cutting us open, so just need to cut out these silly mistakes. We’ve moved on from Tuesday and we’ve got another game on Saturday which is the good thing about football.”
“We’re still sitting in a great position,” he continued.
“I always say, you don’t want to be a racehorse, you don’t need to be leading off the front. The boys know they need to get back to the good things that got them that good run and all teams go through them.
“It’s not a crisis – yes, there were a couple of draws there that we would have preferred to have been wins, but it’s the first away defeat and we’ve got to move on from it.”
Speaking of Saturday’s visitors to Park View Road, Feeney is expecting another tough test in the form of the Crusaders.
“Hungerford will come here with no fear,” he explained.
“They’ll look to enjoy it. It doesn’t matter where they are in the league, we’ve got to respect them and make sure we’re ready.
“I’ve watched them and it’ll be a tough game. There’s no easy game at any level and we need to worry about ourselves.”
Meanwhile, Welling will be without two key men in skipper James Dunne and forward Stefan Payne, who will both serve suspensions following their dismissals last weekend, and Feeney will be utilising his squad to fill the gaps.
“It’s part and parcel of football,” he said.
“It gives somebody else a chance and we’ve got to see where we can go with it. I have to sit down and think about what we’ll do because they’re two big players for us, but we can’t dwell on it and it will give somebody else a chance.”