We have enough to beat the drop, says AFC Telford skipper Shane Sutton

By Jonny Drury | AFC Telford United | Published:

AFC Telford United captain Shane Sutton insists the Bucks have more than enough to beat the drop in the National League North.

Shane Sutton

The Bucks got themselves back to winning ways with a victory over FC United of Manchester, but a disappointing defeat to Nuneaton four days later left them four points from safety.

They were without a game this weekend as the trip to Alfreton Town fell foul to the weather.

However despite their precarious position in the table, he in insists there is still belief in the squad that they can beat the drop.

He said: "We have got enough to stay up.

"One thing is we definitely haven't stopped believing that’s from the players and staff.

"There is no reason why we cannot win every game, we go into every match to win.

"The morale is still good. If you ever saw us at training you wouldn’t believe we were in the bottom three, as everyone’s confidence is still there, and everyone believes we will be okay."

The Bucks have suffered a host of postponed games this season, which means they will be playing twice a week on more than one occasion in the run in.


Sutton admitted it is frustrating having so many games called off, but it means there is still plenty of points to play for.

He added: "Having Saturday called of was frustrating, especially after the result last Tuesday.

"It would of been good to try and put things right and pick up some more points.

"I don't think it has stopped us from gaining momentum.


"We still have plenty of games left to play so time for us to go on a run still.

"There’s plenty of points to pick up now so the backlog of games will definitely bring some momentum for us."

There were a few shouts from the fans after the Nuneaton defeat calling for manager Rob Edwards to go.

However Sutton said the Bucks were desperate to reward the fans for their support by climbing up the table quickly

The Bucks skipper added: "We will need the fans to be the 12th man during the run in.

"We’ve let them down a few times at home this year but we’re determined to change that."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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