Richards on Harriers “belief” boost

Harriers taking games “one by one” after morale-boosting three-match winning run….

Caleb Richards. Pic (C) PA

HARRIERS players firmly believe they can keep their good recent form going over the remaining months of the National League season, says Caleb Richards. 

Three straight wins under new boss Phil Brown have given the Reds and their fans a shot in the arm after a period of struggle at Aggborough.

The trio of victories has far from moved the team away from danger, but has lifted them from the foot of the table ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash with Oxford City at Aggborough.

Momentum is key, of course, and Harriers can at least approach the tricky looking test against City with a cautious optimism with some good results under their belt.

Richards, who scored the winning goal in the 1-0 win at Dagenham last time out, said the difference over the last few weeks is evident.

“I think it is just a bit of belief,” he said.

“We went 2-0 down against Aldershot and, at the start of the season, I think that would have been us dead and buried.

“Getting that comeback against them definitely showed us that we can score goals and that we’re not dead and buried when we’re 1-0 down or 2-0 down.

“I think, now, everyone is remembering what happened last season: when we get a run going we can keep it going.

“The belief is there and I think we can keep it going.”

Harriers remain in the drop zone at present, with Oxford the team below them ahead of the meeting between the pair in DY10 this Saturday.

While noting last season’s run, Richards added that nobody is thinking of nine victories in a row just yet, insisting focus is only on the very next one.

“We’ll just take them one by one,” he continued.

“The next one’s Oxford and if we get three points there, then we’ll focus on the next one.”

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