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Town aim for December to remember
AFTER nine games in 28 days last month, Malvern Town manager Les Jones claims his side’s next four matches in the West Midlands League Premier Division can kickstart their season.
The Langland Stadium kick-off their five-game spell this month with a home date against rock-bottom Darlaston Town tomorrow (ko 3pm).
Malvern go into the game in 15th place and on a three-match unbeaten run, including successive draws against Bromyard Town and Wellington.
Jones says if they can pick up points over the next four weeks his side can climb the table and be on their way to meet his top six end-of-season target.
Tomorrow, Town will be without defender Dale Humphries, striker Ed Lyons (both knee) and defender Jamie Thomas (ankle), with this trio out until the new year. Midfielder Joe Leighton is a doubt with a twisted knee.
But midfielder Anthony Smith (twisted ankle), striker Bryan Craven and midfielder Chris Allen (both unavailable) are set to return.
Jones said: “We want to turn games like the two draws we’ve had over the last week into wins.
“I’m confident we will be in a good position by Christmas.
“Darlaston at home tomorrow is three points there to be won. They are the bottom side but are competitive, as they all are in this league. We had a really tough November with three consecutive away games.
“I’m really pleased that we’ve got through a really difficult run of games and we are now looking to push on in our next four games that are key to our season. We need to get some of the players back now who are injured.
“I’m confident that if we get them back we could be in the top six but I still have faith in the players we have at the club.”
Malvern Town’s fixtures for December: Tomorrow: Darlaston Town (home); 10: Sporting Khalsa (away); 13: Pegasus Juniors (h); 17: Shawbury United (a); 29: Continental Star (h, Smedley Crooke Cup).
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