Brady targets consistency ahead of Boston challenge

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Brackley Town manager Jon Brady feels his side need to put a winning run together ahead of this weekend’s trip to fellow promotion chasers Boston United.

Saints got back to winning ways with a 1-0 home win over Solihull Moors last weekend, which sees them go fifth in the Conference North, but Brady’s side have managed to record back-to-back victories on only three occasions this season.

Ahead of tomorrow’s trip to fifth-placed Boston, who hammered Gainsborough Trinity 6-0 last Saturday, Brady said: “Boston are play-off rivals. It’s an important game.

“They have a fantastic strike-force full of goals as we saw in their big win (against Gainsborough). It will be tough, we expect that. We expect to have to work very hard to get something from the game. But we need to put a run together. We’ve had very few back-to-back wins so far and need to start doing this.”

Brackley returned to winning ways last weekend when Stefan Moore’s third-minute goal proved to be the difference in a tight game against another team chasing the play-offs, Solihull Moors.

Both sides had chances to add to the score, with Izak Reid, Eddie Odhiambo and Moore all going close to doubling Brackley’s lead, while Gary Birch headed over Solihull’s best chance four minutes from time.

Brady said afterwards: “Today’s game was a tough and physical game on a difficult surface in windy conditions.

“I was very pleased with our defending today, especially at corners and against the long throw-ins they launched at us. I thought we defended like men and we won ugly today.

“We created the better chances, we hit the post and had a certain penalty turned down for which Steve Diggin somehow was shown a yellow card. But we dug in and deserved the victory.”

Brady added to his squad last week with the signing of highly-rated defender Remy Clerima, who joined the club from Conference North rivals Histon.

The Saints boss added: ”Remy only joined us in the week so is new to the squad. I was very pleased with Remy on his first appearance. He will be an important player for us, no doubt.”