Rainworth boss Kev Gee looks for new record

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MANAGER Kevin Gee is looking for his Rainworth MW side to set him a new record over the coming two home games.

The Wrens boss has seen his side break their away duck in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South over the last two matches with wins at Halesowen Town on Saturday and Romulus on Monday night.

Now, with home games to come against Newcastle Town on Saturday and Market Drayton on Tuesday, Gee would dearly love his men to make it four wins in a row for the first time since he arrived at Kirklington Road a year ago.

But he is determined that, after picking up seven points from their last three matches, which also included becoming only the third side this season to take a point off Kings Lynn the previous Tuesday, there will be no hint of complacency when they return to home turf.

Gee said: “Football is all about particular moments which can turn things around, and we’ve had a good week.

“Perhaps there were things we could have done better against Romulus, but that is being hyper-critical given what we did exceptionally well.

“To take seven points off Kings Lynn, Halesowen and Romulus is a fantastic return. I had a look at Halesowen’s website afterwards and they described us as ‘mid-table Rainworth’ - no-one has ever called us that before, so for us that is positive.

“Maybe Monday was one game too many, making it three in seven days, but our reaction was great, we’re scoring goals and, this time, all our goals came from our forwards, which hasn’t always been the case.”

There was more good news for the Wrens ahead of the weekend for, while Danny Bacon may be a doubtful starter after picking up a dead leg at Romulus, hotshot striker Ian Holmes will be home from university and available for the next three games, defender Ricky Hanson is expected to be fit again and, in the longer term, keeper Alessandro Barcherini could well be back in December following an eye operation which had looked set to sideline him for most of the rest of the season.

Looking forward, Gee re-iterated: “Newcastle, and Market Drayton, will be tough, because every fixture is tough, no matter which team in this league you are playing.

“We will play to our strengths and set out to do what we do best, and hope we can continue to climb the table.”