Our league is a coach killer says Fylde’s Nelson

FYLDE coach Mark Nelson has spoken of the intense pressure on clubs to succeed in National League One.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 16th November 2011, 7:20 am

He remarked: “This league really is a coach killer.

“A team’s fate can rest on how many injuries they may or may not get in a season or on decisions that referees make. It’s a league in which every team can beat each other, and by the end of the season a lot of teams are going to finish on around the same number of points.

“It is hard to predict results in this league – Barking, who are near the bottom, have beaten the two top in the division. A team can just as easily go on a winning run of three matches as a losing run of three.”

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Fylde could be four or five wins away from securing their status in the league for next season.

They are currently in second place on 42 points and Nelson said: “I don’t set targets but I will sleep easily in my bed once we have reached 60 points.”

Wing-forward Evan Stewart’s hand injury may not be as bad as first feared. He injured it in last weekend’s home defeat by Rosslyn Park. Fylde hope it is not a break and will monitor the injury in the run-up to the visit to Birmingham-Solihull on Saturday.

Forward Grant Ferguson will be available after missing the Rosslyn Park fixture, but prop Tom Lavelle is unavailable.