"We are underdogs" claims Weston boss Craig Laird
Weston-super-Mare go into every game in the Blue Square South as underdogs.
So says manager Craig Laird, the man who has pushed the Seagulls into play-off contention against all the odds this season.
Eager to return to winning ways after suffering their first defeat in five games at home to leaders Salisbury last weekend, Weston head for Basingstoke intent on putting their play-off quest back on track this Saturday.
Although the Hampshire outfit are in the lower reaches of the league table, Laird insists his team will again be regarded as underdogs.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
He told The Post: “As far as I’m concerned, we go into every game in this league as underdogs.
“It is a mentality my players feel comfortable with and it has helped us punch above our weight this season.”
Having taken on Salisbury with an unchanged side and lost 3-0 last Saturday, Laird is expected to make changes at Basingstoke.
He said: “We had a really good win against Chelmsford in midweek and, although I had a feeling I should have freshened things up, I decided to give the same boys a go.
“Hindsight is a marvellous thing and it was a game too many for some of my lads.”
Jamie Laird serves the second of a two-match suspension, but captain Ben Kirk is back after recovering from illness.
Laird said: “Ben in a hugely influential player for us. He is the captain and a real leader and good influence on the pitch.”