Dean Thomas won’t be making wholesale changes for Kettering Town’s Red Insure Cup clash with in-form Daventry Town at Latimer Park tonight (Monday).
Daventry arrive on the back of a fine FA Trophy success over Corby Town on Saturday, they sit on top of the Calor League Division One Central and they also have an FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash to look forward to at the weekend.
At the other end of the scale, the Poppies were knocked out of the Trophy as St Ives Town claimed 1-0 success at Latimer Park at the weekend.
That made it two defeats in a row for Dean Thomas’ men and the Kettering manager is hoping the Southern League’s knockout competition will bring a change in fortunes.
Scott Cross looks set to face the club he left to join the Poppies just under two weeks ago after he was cup-tied at the weekend.
And Thomas is desperate for his team to get on the goal trail and restore the belief.
“We have got to get some confidence from somewhere and the only way that happens is by winning games of football,” the Poppies boss said.
“I won’t be making too many changes. These lads want to play and want to try to put things right.
“There won’t be major changes. It is a game we have got to go and try to win.
“We need to score some goals and win some games and we have another chance to do that tonight.
“Scott is available again so he will come back into things.
“I am not sure what sort of team Daventry will put out but I am only interested in us trying to win a game of football and getting a bit of belief back.”