Warrington Town midfielder Stefan Mols admits his side must approach each of their remaining nine games with the right mindset if they want to achieve the ultimate goal of promotion.
The Yellows were unable to record a third successive win in midweek against Morpeth Town, losing 2-0 at Craik Park, but they still occupy the final play-off spot in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division nonetheless.
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Next up for Mark Beesley’s side is a trip to mid-table Stalybridge Celtic, and Mols insists the quick turnaround between matches will be a benefit for the team as they look to return to winning ways.
Reflecting on Tuesday’s defeat, he said: “I think that in the Morpeth game, especially in the first half, we created a lot of chances. On a different day, those chances go in and it’s a completely different game.
“In the second half, they sat in as a team and we found it hard to break them down.
“I think the most disappointing thing about the game was we came off the back of two wins on the bounce and wanted to carry that momentum on, and unfortunately we weren’t able to do that.”
The former Blackburn Rovers man added: “The quick turnaround in games definitely helps us.
“It gives us a chance to bounce back after the defeat in midweek and try to get back to winning ways on Saturday.
“All the lads in the dressing room know the quality that we have, not just in the starting XI but also with the players on the bench.
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“I think we just need to worry about ourselves. If we perform how we know we can, I don’t think there’s a team in this league that can beat us on our best day.
“Everyone has their part to play in the last few games of the season to achieve the ultimate goal, which is promotion.”
On a personal note, Mols has enjoyed his best run of appearances for the club, starting each of the last five matches.
The Andalusia-born midfielder has endeared himself to Yellows supporters in recent weeks due to his hard work, both in attack and defence. Now, he insists he and his team-mates will continue to give maximum effort and heart in their remaining matches.
“It’s been really nice to get a consistent run of games in, especially playing with these lads and under this manager,” he said.
“I’ve really enjoyed it. I think my mindset when I walk out onto the pitch is that the minimum you can give is 100%. I think hard work and desire are both things that the lads in the dressing room have.
“If we want to reach the play-offs and ultimately get promoted, we’ve got to go into these last few games and show a lot of fight, a lot of desire.
“The teams in this league are very good, and if you come with anything less than that on a matchday then any team in this league has the ability to beat you.”
Previewing Saturday’s trip to Bower Fold, Mols added: “I don’t think you can look at the league table going into any game because anybody can beat anybody.
“There’s nine cup finals left until the end of the season, and we’ve got to prepare right for every game.”
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