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Martin Rowe looks for a positive result at Belper Town to build on Saturday’s victory over Leek Town

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

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MARTIN Rowe is looking for his Gresley side to build on their magnificent 4-1 win over Leek Town when they visit Belper Town tonight.

The Moatmen humbled the high-flying Blues on Saturday with arguably their best home victory of the season in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South.

It came just days after calls from fans for Rowe’s head on the club’s internet forum – and was the perfect answer to the critics.

“I think we all read the stick we got last week,” said the manager. “We don’t go out to lose games, it’s just that things weren’t quite going for us.

“The harder we tried, the worse things got. Now we need to build on the win when we go to Belper.

“Whenever we’ve been there, we’ve given a good account of ourselves. It’s a decent pitch and that will suit us.”

Gresley have been frustratingly inconsistent this season, but Saturday’s win over a side second in the table and pushing for promotion showed their capabilities.

And the Moat boss knows exactly where his side has been going wrong.

“It’s just these silly errors which have been catching us out,” said Rowe. “We’ve got to be more ruthless as well.

“As someone said in the changing rooms, it’s not that we aren’t trying. It’s not been going for us.

“But you make your own luck in football and things will hopefully turn for us.”

Rowe has now set his men a target for the rest of the season and hopes to see them cruise to safety in mid-table.

“We’ve had a big turnaround of players at the club,” he said. “We’re in the throws of rebuilding the team.

“We’re close to becoming a good side.

“I’ve given them a target and want to finish mid-table or above.

“We’ll keep pushing to the end.”

Midfielder Jack Langston is the only absentee tonight, kick-off 7.45pm, as he continues his skiing holiday.

GRESLEY FROM: Morch, Hanson, Barrett, Guy, Harrison, Lyons, Graves, Grice, O’Connell, Turville, Spencer, Guest, Steadman, Holmes, Piliero, Townsend.

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