Griffiths focused on Buckingham ahead of Olney clash

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Neil Griffiths says he is solely focused on his Buckingham Town side ahead of Saturday’s match with his former team, Olney Town.

Griffiths left Olney by mutual consent last December before taking over at Buckingham last month, and Saturday’s clash will be the first time the two sides have met since Griffiths took charge of the Robins.

It is also a vital game for Buckingham in their quest to escape relegation at the bottom of UCL Division One.

Griffiths said: “Saturday’s game is going to be a great atmosphere, the game has attracted a good audience due it being a local derby.

“However, this game is nothing to with me versus Olney, it’s purely about Buckingham Town FC taking another step in our development and progressing to where we want it to be.

“We have to take the positives from our last two games and make sure we perform to that level again.

“Olney have been together since the beginning of the season and we are still very much at the beginning of our journey.

“We’ve come a very long way in a short space of time and Saturday is about a continuation of that improvement.

“I want the players to enjoy the game, we were treated to a great crowd on Tuesday and whilst the attendance may not reach 300, there will be a special atmosphere at Manor Fields for mine and most of the players’ first home game.

“These occasions don’t happen all that often so it’s all the more reason to relish them when they do.

“We have one injury doubt that should be cleared up for Saturday giving me once again a full 18 players to pick from, something that is vital to success.

“I have been able to pick from the same group every time. It gives us consistency and allows us to keep learning together.”

Robins squad

Goalkeepers: Matt Bines, Carl Knox.

Defenders: Paul Blackwell, Masimmo Colucci, Alfie Mace, Julian Old, Dan Lydiatt, Pat Diamond.

Midfielders: Ben Shephard, Joe O’Reagan, Michael Olatunde, Nick Bines, Sol Kazongo, Terry Tavernier, Dom Marsala, Tony Ellis.

Strikers: Ben Gallant, Dan Simpson, Kyle Stimpson, Joel McCormick, Corey Ringer.