Peaks wants more home wins for Diamonds

Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-1 draw with Market Drayton Town at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-1 draw with Market Drayton Town at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

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Andy Peaks feels AFC Rushden & Diamonds must start picking up more wins at the Dog & Duck.

Diamonds have suffered just one defeat on their own ground in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South so far this season.

Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-1 draw with Market Drayton Town at the Dog & Duck

Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-1 draw with Market Drayton Town at the Dog & Duck

But they have managed just two wins with five draws making up the tally, the latest of which was a 1-1 stalemate with Market Drayton Town on Saturday.

And Peaks is hoping his play-off chasing side, who are now unbeaten in 13 league matches, can start turning some of those draws into victories.

“We have kept the run going but I feel we need to pick more points up at home,” the Diamonds boss said.

“We have drawn too many matches on our own ground.

Nabil Shariff was on target from the penalty spot in Diamonds' draw with Market Drayton Town

Nabil Shariff was on target from the penalty spot in Diamonds' draw with Market Drayton Town

“There are some tough away games coming up during December, it’s going to be a hard month.

“Our away form has been very good but we have to make sure we start turning those draws we have been getting at home into wins.”

Diamonds return to action tomorrow (Tuesday) night when they entertain county rivals Corby Town in the re-arranged Integro League Cup first-round tie.

Peaks is set to make changes to his starting line-up but he insists his team will looking for a victory with the winners facing a trip to Rugby Town in the next stage.

“It will be another chance for us to get back on track at home,” Peaks added.

“There will be changes to the team to give some lads minutes but we will still be strong.

“It’s a local derby and it’s a game we will try to win.”