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Boss Gavin Cowan urges AFC Telford to show belief

By Joe Edwards | AFC Telford United | Published:

AFC Telford United boss Gavin Cowan wants to see ‘belief, desire and professionalism’ from his charges as they host unbeaten Chorley tomorrow.

Gavin Cowan

A win for the Bucks over the National League North leaders would be a huge scalp, particularly after their FA Cup exit last weekend.

And Cowan says the New Bucks Head faithful have a big part to play in proceedings.

“We just want a reaction from the players and to get back to a positive manner,” said Cowan.

“For me now, it’s important we show belief, desire and professionalism.

“We just need to stick together. This is where you find out about people and we have to all move forward together.

“I hope the fans really get behind us for the whole 90 minutes of the game.

“It’s about that belief. When we were doing ridiculously well, we didn’t get too excited.

“And now, after a couple of results that were not ideal, we don’t get too down about it or disheartened.”

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It is due to be the final match of Callum Cockerill-Mollett’s one-month loan from Walsall.

The 19-year-old has made two appearances, both in the league.

He was left out of the Cup defeat at Warrington, and the victory against Bedford Town in the previous round, at the Saddlers’ request.

On whether his stay with Telford will be extended, Cowan did not give much away but said: “It is the last game of this part of his loan so I’ve certainly got a difficult selection ahead after Steph Morley played 90 minutes last weekend and did well.

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“We want to just get Saturday out of the way first.

“As it stands, he’s done well here and it’s good for his development.”

Cockerill-Mollett has made four appearances for Walsall’s first team and played for the Republic of Ireland’s Under-18s.

Meanwhile, the Bucks are looking for volunteers to help groundsman Mick Conway to clear the rain covers off the pitch tomorrow morning.

Anybody looking to assist should arrive at around 8am.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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