Harry Harris: We’re not taking our foot off the gas

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Walsall Wood manager Harry Harris believes his side won’t suffer from complacency as they prepare to face relegation-threatened Haughmond in the Midland League Premier Division.

In the reverse fixture, the Wood travelled to Sundorne Sports Village and came out victorious in a 4-2 win.

Harris’ side currently sit 12th in the league, 16 points clear of 17th placed Haughmond.

While Harris wants his players to approach the game in a relaxed manner, he is aware of the threats that the visitors pose.

He said: “Haughmond are fighting in a relegation battle, so they’re obviously going to be working hard and fighting for everything. We’ve got to be ready.

“We haven’t got as much to play for, but we still want to keep progressing and we have our own expectations in our dressing room to do well. We want to win every game, we’re not taking our foot off the gas, but we will go to the game relaxed.”

The Wood come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw against top of the table Hanley Town.

Despite this result, Harris has no concerns about complacency and has praised the attitude of his players.

He added: “The lads don’t get too carried away after a win and they don’t become too disappointed when we lose. I’m really pleased by their attitude. I’ve got no concerns about complacency.

“I say it to the lads every week, we have certain standards and the lads stick to it and because of that we’ve been performing well. I want an even better performance this week and I want the lads to try and maintain the same standards from last Saturday.”

The club will host the Shropshire-based side at Oak Park on Saturday.

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