Boss: On to the business end

John Eustace turns attentions to Wednesday night as Harriers and Bradford PA prepare to meet again…

John Eustace

JOHN Eustace quickly turned his focus to the National League North play-off match on Wednesday night following Saturday’s late defeat to Bradford Park Avenue – who they’ll now meet in the Eliminator tie.

The reds will host Avenue to see who will go through and face Brackley Town for a place in the play-off final, the Horsfall Stadium outfit sealing their top-seven spot thanks to a last-gasp win.

The 2-1 victory left their players and fans celebrating long after the final whistle, but it was clear Eustace was keen to quickly banish the day from the minds of his players.

With the likes of Dan Bradley and James Pearson both returning from injury at stages during the game, the gaffer was pleased with many of the aspects of the afternoon.

Now, he says, it’s time to move forward and focus on the end-of-season lottery that begins in just a few nights’ time.

“I thought there were some great performances from the lads who haven’t really played that much,” he reflected. “So I am pleased with that and there are a lot of positives to take from the game.

“It’s going to be really important that we get as many fans as possible through the gates and supporting the boys.”  John Eustace

“We have got to forget about today now and forget about the season – we’re going into the business end and we are looking forward to it.

“It’s going to be really important that we get as many fans as possible through the gates and supporting the boys.”

The game on Saturday saw Harriers end the regular campaign with a defeat, but Eustace added: “We’ve had a fantastic season. We’ve finished fourth in the league which is really good, and I’m pleased with the way things have gone.

“They [Bradford] are an excellent team, but we know that. We are looking forward to Wednesday now and, as I say, it is the business end now and what we’re looking forward to it.”

General Sale tickets for the game on Wednesday night (7:45pm) go on sale online at 9am on Sunday (29th) and from 11am at the Aggborough Ticket Office.

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