Cam and get it - Fleet boss tells league leaders to bring it on in front of TV cameras
PUBLISHED: 16:36 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:27 23 August 2010
EBBSFLEET United boss Liam Daish says his side can rise to the occasion and knock top dogs Burton Albion off their perch tonight, writes Fintan Quinn. Roy McFarland s side visit Stonebridge Road with a massive 19-point cushion at the summit of the Blue S
EBBSFLEET United boss Liam Daish says his side can rise to the occasion and knock top dogs Burton Albion off their perch tonight, writes Fintan Quinn.
Roy McFarland's side visit Stonebridge Road with a massive 19-point cushion at the summit of the Blue Square Premier.
The match is set to be beamed into living rooms across the country on Setanta Sports and head coach Daish believes this will give his players a huge incentive to bag a maximum return.
"It will definitely make them up their performance," he said. "It should do with it being on the telly and Burton top of the league," he said.
"We are looking forward to it and, hopefully, we can go out there, give a good account of ourselves and play as close to our best as we can."
The Brewers notched up a 3-0 victory at home to Rushden and Diamonds on Monday night and manager McFarland stated in the wake of that win that he wants his side to remain unbeaten for the rest of the season.
They are beatable though and suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Stevenage Borough in the FA Trophy last month, although Daish is under no illusion about the magnitude of the task.
"They are a good side and this is a really big challenge for us," he said. "The gauntlet has been thrown down but, with us being at home, we need to go for it."
The Fleet's scheduled home match against Northwich Victoria last Saturday fell foul of a waterlogged pitch, and the club are doing all they can to make sure that supporters don't miss out for the second match in a row.
Light showers were forecast for Wednesday evening and it will be the first time the Fleet have been in action since a bumper crowd of 3,750 saw them reach the FA Trophy quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Swindon Supermarine.
"It looked as though we might have to postpone the game earlier in the week," Daish added. "We have had the pumps on the pitch trying to clear all the surface water and we are pretty confident it will be all right.