Phan­toms need Bi­son scalp to com­plete a set

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

PHAN­TOMS will travel to Bas­ingstoke on Box­ing Day hop­ing to take the scalp of the one English Premier League team to have eluded them so far this sea­son.

Chris Allen’s side go into the Christ­mas pe­riod in their best form of the sea­son with three wins from four games and their first four-point week­end in the bag.

And while the first half of the sea­son has been a strug­gle, the city side have beaten ev­ery team in the league ex­cept Bas­ingstoke Bi­son and Allen is des­per­ate to com­plete the set.

He said: “I think last week­end we re­ally turned a cor­ner with the wins against Telford and Slough and now the chal­lenge is to keep that go­ing over Christ­mas and into the new year.

“We are close to hav­ing a full strength ros­ter for the first time and you are play­ing.”

Phan­toms are fast ap­proach­ing the half­way point of their sea­son and with just 20 points on the board, they have plenty of work to do if they are to climb the ta­ble.

But de­spite their strug­gles, Allen re­mains con­fi­dent his side has what it takes to chal­lenge for a place in the top five in the new year.

“We need to ap­proach ev­ery game like it is a cup fi­nal from now on as all the other teams will be do­ing the same,” he said.

“We have around 30 games left and I think if we can win 15 of them we will be in a very com­pet­i­tive po­si­tion come the play-offs. We could even do a lit­tle bet­ter than that and push for a spot in the top five, it is still all down to us.

“And it all starts over the next two weeks. We need to get on a run and build up a lit­tle mo­men­tum com­ing into 2012.”

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