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Gavin Cowan: AFC Telford fear nobody

AFC Telford United boss Gavin Cowan fears nobody as he believes his side can win anywhere in National League North this season.

Bucks chief Gavin Cowan
Bucks chief Gavin Cowan

The Bucks are unbeaten after the first four games of the campaign and head to Spennymoor Town tomorrow.

Cowan is determined to continue to give supporters things to shout about and said: “We go to win every game. That’s what I believe in.

“With the greatest respect to what we had last year, we felt as if we needed to go to places and try to get a draw.

“But with all due respect to the other teams in this league, because I’m sure they’re feeling the same, I have a real belief in my group that we can just go and win.

“People were looking at those first seven games and I’d like to think these last three teams are looking at us thinking ‘Bloody hell, I’m not looking forward to playing them’.

“I’m always that positive person, I think a little outside the box.

“Some might be thinking ‘I’d love to get a point there’ but that’s the minimum we’re expecting.

“We’re expecting to go and win the game and we’ll be set up to do so.

“These lads know what their expectation us, they’ve set themselves a target for the month, and they’re on track for that at the moment so it’s good.”

Telford finished 14th last term, 17th in 2016/17 and 18th in 2015/16. They were relegated from the National League in 2014/15.

Cowan wants to be in the top half after around 10-15 games – once the ‘split in the table’ happens – and then build from that.

“You’re going to see a split in the table,” he said.

“At the moment it’s very tight but you will see a split at some point.

“I just want us to be in the top half of that split, initially.

“We not going to go unbeaten for the whole season but for the here and now, the aim is to stay unbeaten.”

Cowan, who won promotion from the division with the Bucks as a player, added: “We’re going to Spennymoor and we want to get a result – three points as opposed to a point.

“We’ll prepare right, the lads are meticulous in their preparation – I force them to be, really.

“I’m really proud of our start and I just want it to continue.”

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