Griffiths targets consistency as Robins push towards top 10

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Buckingham Town manager Neil Griffiths remains confident his side can finish inside the top eight of UCL Division One this season.

The Robins currently sit 12th in the table following a recent good run of form that has seen them collect three wins from four matches, with victories over Bugbrooke, Olney Town and Burton Park Wanderers.

Griffiths is now hoping his side can build on that good run and carry momentum into the final 17 games of the season.

He said: “The club is a good place to be right now, we have a lot of positivity around. Three wins from our last four games would suggest we’ve undergone our transitional period.

“A month ago clean sheets were a massive problem but a tweak in formation has seen us keep three clean sheets in our last four and that has been the basis of our good form.

“We need consistency, we have shown on many occasions that we are a good enough side but we need to do this on a regular basis.

“We have had to strengthen of late and, for me, our business is now concluded and I am very much relishing working with what we have at the club currently. There is no doubt we have to re-evaluate where we want to finish but there is plenty to be achieved.”

Griffiths had previously targeted a top four finish this season but although that seems out of reach, he remains confident they can match the club’s highest finish in Division One of eighth, which came in the 2008/09 season.

He added: “Eighth is the highest this club have finished, we certainly want to replicate that as a minimum and with a higher points total.

“We also have a two-legged cup tie against Buckingham Athletic that will be great for the town and two fantastic games for us to be involved in.”

Buckingham are without a league match this weekend but return to action the following Saturday when they travel to league leaders Oadby.

Griffiths added:“We may take on Kempston Rovers on their astro as they are also without a game this Saturday.”

“Oadby will be a very tough game but it will be ideal for us ahead of the cup semi-final with Athletic on the Tuesday.”