AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits his side know what to expect when they take on Nuneaton Town tomorrow afternoon (k/o 3pm).
The two clubs played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the month and Challinor is expecting another close encounter as the Coasters look to keep the pressure on league leaders Solihull Moors.
“Having played each other only a couple of weeks ago, both teams know each other well, so there won’t be many surprises in terms of personnel or style of play. I am sure, as was the case down at their place with the scoreline, it will be a close game.
“Since that game at the beginning of the month, we’ve kicked on in terms of results, however performances have been pretty similar. One thing the lads have taken on board is what we’ve asked them to do and been more positive in games.
“The Boston game a fortnight ago was a prime example of that. We are an attack-minded, free-flowing football team and to score five and create endless other opportunities was really pleasing. It was just unfortunate that we ran into a goalkeeper in inspired form who kept the score down.
“There are just nine league games to go now and our mentality hasn’t changed. The title is still probably Solihull’s to lose but we’ll keep digging away and try to win football matches and put them under as much pressure as possible. That continues tomorrow and that is solely where our focus is.”
Challinor said he did not regard it as a shock that Solihull slipped up in midweek. “I don’t think any results in this division surprise me. There are no ‘gimmes’ in this league.
“If you don’t perform to the required level in this league, then you are liable to lose. We can say that Solihull losing is a good result for ourselves, but looking forward we are only concentrating on what we do.”