‘We need to adapt our game to conditions’
DANNY Edwards remains cautious about his side’s play-off chances, despite a remarkable run of just one defeat in 10 league games parachuting them right into the hunt for a top five place.
Last week, midfielder Alex Paine told the Advertiser he believes Chalfont St Peter have what it takes to be there at the end of the season. They are only shy of a Southern League Division One Central play-off place on goal difference, but Edwards knows it will take a huge effort.
“It’s good to hear players having confidence in their own ability, but you would expect that with the run we have been on. From the position we’re in, you want to progress to the best of your ability, but nobody is running away with this league, and it depends on which teams bring some consistency.
“Our start was appalling, but in two months we managed to turn ourselves from relegation candidates into a possible play-offs team – and it can all change again.
“You need to be lucky with injuries. We don’t have a reserve team, so it’s always fragile when we lose a player. But when we get the likes of John Carroll, Daniel Hughes, Terrell Lewis and Luke BrooksSmith back, it will be like having four new signings.
“We also need to be able to adapt our game. It’s no secret that we like to get the ball down and move it quickly, but the pitches are starting to get bad now, and they will only get worse.”
Aaron Lansiquot struck a late equaliser to earn Chalfont a 1-1 draw at Aylesbury United last weekend. Saturday’s home game is against Uxbridge.