HAYES and Yeading boss Nas Bashir has ordered his relegation-haunted squad in for double training sessions with four tough away games coming up.
Bashir wants to concentrate on ensuring Hayes and Yeading are playing Blue Square Premier football next season at whatever stadium they are playing in after the club’s announcement that The Warren may not be ready for 2012/13.
With the acid test of a trip to title-chasers Wrexham coming up on Saturday, followed by visits to Bath City, York City and Gateshead, Bashir called his players in for extra sessions on Tuesday and today.
He said: “I knew what the expectations were at the start of the season, but we are still in with a shout – it is not as if we are 10 points behind.
“All the players are doing a bit extra this week with double sessions in training, We will be starting at 2pm with a session, having a break, then going again.
“Everyone is together and we have a good spirit moving forward to the Wrexham game. When we had Wrexham at home we were as good as them for an hour, but then Steve Arnold made a couple of mistakes.
“They are top, but we showed at Kidderminster and home and away against Fleetwood that we can match anyone in this league.
“We have a mini league that we are in and we know what we need to do. We have to win another seven or eight games, but I think we are capable of staying up.”
“I am concentrating on keeping this team in the league,”
Meanwhile, Hayes and Yeading general manager, Derrick Matthews, has admitted the club has put in plans to continue ground-sharing for next season as a revamped stadium at The Warren may not be ready in time.
“We’re planning to move at the beginning of the season, but we are in talks with a number of clubs as a contingency, because we realise time is running short,” he said.
Hayes and Yeading, who currently play at Woking’s Kingfield, would need to satisfy Blue Square Premier officials by March 31 that they can meet the Conference A ground grading that is required for the Non League’s top flight next season.
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