Harrison calls for more focus


Jonny Drury

Boss Craig Harrison has said his players need to step their performance up if they are to take a result from Airbus UK on Saturday (2.30pm).

Harrison was speaking after his side threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Aberystwyth Town at The Venue last Friday.

However, despite the Saints’ second half capitulation, the manager said one bad half of football does not define a season.

He said: “It was disappointing to lose in the manner we did, and from the position we are in.

“But everyone in the dressing room knows what has happened, and the lads are gutted, it was like a morgue in the dressing room after the game.

“However 45 minutes doesn’t define a season, because the lads have been tremendous to go unbeaten so far, so we will learn from this and carry on.”

The Saints go to the Hollingsworth Group Stadium looking for a second win over the Wingmakers in a matter of weeks, after grabbing a late 4-2 win in the Welsh Cup against Andy Preece’s side.

He said: “We need to step it up, but the lads are professional players, and are intelligent, and they won’t need telling.”

Meanwhile despite heavy speculation linking him with the Wrexham job, TNS boss Craig Harrison has said he is 100 per cent committed to the Saints’ run in.

Harrison has been the bookies’ favourite to land the position since Kevin Wilkin was sacked two weeks ago, and last week stated he “ticked all the boxes for the job”.

However the Saints boss said he still has a job to do at The Venue.

Harrison said: “The speculation isn’t fazing me and I am committed to the job in hand.

“Anyone who says they aren’t flattered by the speculation is lying because it is nice to have a pat on the back from time to time, and Wrexham is a big club.

“However we have Airbus, then Bala and Newtown in the cup final and I am focused on winning those two games.”

Former Saints coach Carl Darlington is the current caretaker manager at Wrexham and has lost just once in his five games in charge.

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