Parker: No more ‘banana’ drama

Fleetwood Town v Wrexham. Keigan Parker.
Fleetwood Town v Wrexham. Keigan Parker.
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Keigan Parker reckons Fleetwood Town have halted their habit of slipping up in “banana skin” matches against the bottom clubs – and that could be bad news for Altrincham on Saturday, writes MICHAEL WOODS.

Striker Parker feels that point was proved in last weekend’s 6-0 victory at second-bottom Eastbourne, where he opened the scoring and Town avenged a defeat by the south coast club at Highbury in February.

The loan striker from Mansfield said: “We’ve been on a good run and getting six goals against anybody in this league is very impressive.

“I think we had a bit of a sticky patch when we were beaten by Eastbourne earlier on this season, so we had a point to prove down there. I think we are over that banana skin now when we were struggling against teams near the bottom. Getting so many goals can show we’re the form team of the division with only four fixtures left.”

The former Seasider’s opener at Eastbourne was his second for Town and his first away from Highbury, and he’s convinced the club have momentum on their side as they seek to cement their top-five place in the Blue Square Bet Premier

He added: “Maybe four or five weeks ago we were looking a bit of an outside bet for the play-offs, but we’ve won four on the bounce now and given ourselves a very good chance.

“It’s an incredibly tight league. Hopefully we can get another victory against Altrincham and put pressure on Wrexham and the teams above.”

*TOWN are offering free coach travel for supporters who buy tickets for their crunch clash away to fellow play-off hopefuls Kidderminster on Friday week.

Club chairman Andy Pilley has made the gesture in the hope of boosting the travelling support for a Good Friday clash set to have a massive bearing on which club claims fifth place.

Free coach tickets can be claimed by fans attending Saturday’s Altrincham match. Two per person can be collected at the club shop or in Jim’s Bar (12-5.30pm), and those who have already paid for coach tickets can get a refund.