AYLESBURY FC vs KETTERING TOWN PREVIEW: ‘Key to build on the result’ – FC boss

'A step in the right direction' - FC boss Steve Bateman
'A step in the right direction' - FC boss Steve Bateman

Aylesbury FC boss Steve Bateman said the club has taken ‘a step in the right direction’ ahead of today’s home match against Kettering Town.

The Moles ended their nine-game losing run with a goalless draw against fellow strugglers North Greenford United last time out.

It was also new boss Steve Bateman’s first point since taking charge just over two weeks ago.

He said: “We have kept our first clean sheet for two months so that is definitely a positive.

“It is good to stop the rot first and foremost, and hopefully that will be a further boost to our confidence.

“The key is to build on the result and hopefully we can use it as a platform going forward.”

Bateman added it was a great relief to finally end the club’s losing run.

He said: “It is pleasing to finally get the monkey off our back because our winless run was becoming something of a concern.

“It was frustrating because we were playing well and not getting the rub of the green but hopefully that will change now.”

Bateman said: “Kettering are one of the bigger names in the league .

“They have had something of a fall from grace in recent seasons so we certainly won’t take them lightly.

“We will have to work hard to get a result but hopefully we will be able to make our home advantage tell and we can really kick start our season.”