Law happy to have competition for places at Poppies

Courtney Baker-Richardson returned from injury for Kettering Town at the weekend
Courtney Baker-Richardson returned from injury for Kettering Town at the weekend

Marcus Law is pleased the competition for places hotting up at Kettering Town.

A number of new arrivals at Latimer Park over the last few weeks has helped the Poppies get on an unbeaten run of four matches in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

The latest of those saw them draw 0-0 with Cambridge City at Latimer Park on Saturday as Kettering claimed a third clean sheet in a row.

Goalkeeper Craig Hill’s impressive displays have ensure that Paul Walker is still waiting to make his debut while striker Courtney Baker-Richardson made a welcome return from an ankle injury as a second-half substitute at the weekend.

And Law believes him having so many options can only be a good thing.

“That’s what it’s all about, we are trying to create a strong squad,” the Poppies boss said.

“And when we need to make changes we have people who can come in and make it difficult for others to get back in.

“Competition is strong, there is plenty of belief and even in horrible conditions like Saturday you could see the tenacity and there was a will to go and get a victory.

“We have come a long way in a very short space of time.

“We are in good form and performing well defensively. And we know that if teams are not prepared to defend properly against us then we have people who can hurt them.

“We are in a good position and it’s a case of keeping the players’ heads in the right place and making sure we are picking up points.”

The Poppies hit the road for their next two games as they head to Cirencester Town tomorrow (Tuesday) night before making the short trip to St Neots Town on Saturday.