No looking ahead as Rushden take it game by game

Rushden & Higham made hard work of beating Men's Own last time out

Rushden & Higham made hard work of beating Men's Own last time out

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Rushden & Higham player-coach Stuart Riding has urged his team to focus on the now this weekend.

Some eyes may be turning to a potential last-day promotion showdown in Midlands Three East (South) with county rivals Stewarts & Lloyds.

But, with an awkward away trip to Stockwood Park tomorrow to negotiate, Riding wants his men to concentrate on the next game after a couple of sub-standard, although ultimately successful, performances in the last couple of weeks.

“We’re learning quickly that no game is an easy one at the moment,” Riding said.

“We’ve only finished off our wins with the last play in both the last two matches.

“The difficulty is motivating players to concentrate on the next game and not look at the S&L game.

“Perhaps we have been underestimating them but we need to realise every game is a tough one at the moment.

“And Stockwood Park will be very, very tough.

“They are a good side. I know their coach well and he only came into the club quite late in pre-season so it has taken him a while to get his ideas over.

“They had a slow start but have come good as the season has gone on.”