Relegation scrap doesn't scare me - Bastock
CITY goalkeeper Paul Bastock says he doesn t fear relegation despite City going 14 weeks without a league win. Speaking after the 2-1 defeat at Hayes & Yeading on Saturday Bastock told The Herts Advertiser: It seems to be that we re in the precarious pos
CITY goalkeeper Paul Bastock says he doesn't fear relegation despite City going 14 weeks without a league win.
Speaking after the 2-1 defeat at Hayes & Yeading on Saturday Bastock told The Herts Advertiser: "It seems to be that we're in the precarious position of can we go up or are we going to drop in the relegation [battle] and we're not having any luck at the moment. I don't fear relegation at all, I think all that is in that camp now is disillusionment because we thought we were good enough to get in the play-offs and it's slipping away from us."
The former Boston and Rushden custodian admitted that City found it tough on Saturday but he felt that a draw would have been a fair result.
"We just found it a bit tough to grind a result out today. I don't think they deserved to win that, I thought it had draw written all over it. It was a freaky goal. It got whipped on, it got headed onto the bar by Fish [James Fisher] and it dropped back off the bar and it just fell to their lad who bundled it over."
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Bastock feels that once City find that elusive win it will provide the momentum for them to go on another unbeaten run.
"There's some big characters in that dressing room. I'm sure once we get one win, we can go on another seven-game winning run again.
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"This is not a nice place, the pitch is nice don't get me wrong, but Hayes is not a nice place to come and play football.
"Steve's [Castle] just said in there that we played good football and I agree with him in the first half. The sun was a big factor in the second half because it got low but we've just got to keep rallying on."
This week looks set to be a massive one for City as they take on struggling Basingstoke Town at Clarence Park tonight before travelling to second-from-bottom Bognor Regis Town and Bastock believes if they can get six points, the outlook will be completely different.
"It's a big week. You get the old six points this week and it's a whole different ball game. They're all around us so we've nothing to fear. We've just got to go out there and try and play like we did first half. I've seen in the papers that Steve's on about 90 minutes, he's bang on we need to play for 90 minutes, retain the ball better and give the boys a chance to get up and support. Football's not rocket science and we aren't far away.