Brady believes Brackley Town can avoid the drop

Brackley Town boss Jon Brady
Brackley Town boss Jon Brady

Jon Brady has stressed there will be plenty more twists and turns in the Vanarama Conference North survival battle.

The Saints slipped into the relegation zone last Saturday after losing 1-0 at rivals Colwyn Bay.

And with just five games to go, Brady’s bunch are starting to sweat over their future in the division.

But the manager is urging calm and has told his men that there is plenty of life left in their bid to avoid the drop.

“The players have got five games left to get out of it, three at home and two away, and only one long journey,” said Brady ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Solihull Moors.

“If we can win on Saturday it will be back in our hands but there will be a lot more twists and turns yet because it is so tight down there.

“We’ve got to fight and scrap to get those points, I believe we can and I know the players believe we can get out of it.

“The players have go to take confidence from their performance against North Ferriby United the other week, they are the FA Trophy winners.

“If we can six, of even four, points from these next two games it will be a huge boost for us. Solihill and Worcester are comfortably in mid-table and not in need of the points like we are but that can work both ways.

“I just want our young players to go out and play like they can and not let the pressure get to them.

“At the moment every little setback is something they are not getting over in a game, I want them to play without pressure.”

Brackley are now languishing in 20th place, but are just a point adrift of safety.

A win in Wales last weekend would have done them the power of good, but it wasn’t to be and Brackley must now recover as they look to claim the points needed to survive.

“We started really well at Colwyn Bay and created some chances but we didn’t take them and we didn’t advantage of them having to use a young substitute keeper, we 
didn’t test him enough,” said Brady.

“For their goal I felt Dean Snedker should have kept the ball out after getting his hands to it and Will Green missed a great chance from a yard out near the end.

“But things like that are going against us at the moment.”