‘Every game from now on is a cup final’ says Haywards Heath Town boss Saunders

DM158457a.jpg Football, Haywards Heath Town v Loxwood. H/H manager Shaun Saunders. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150829-213336008
DM158457a.jpg Football, Haywards Heath Town v Loxwood. H/H manager Shaun Saunders. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150829-213336008
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Haywards Heath Town manager Shaun Saunders believes every game is now a cup final as his side sit just one point off the Southern Combination Division One summit with a whopping six games in hand.

He said: “We won’t be getting carried away, I’ve been involved in football for a long time and know that one bad patch changes everything.

Cup results don’t lie, we’ve beaten a few Premier sides and we certainly don’t look out of place

Shaun Saunders

“The thought of winning the league hasn’t come into anyone’s minds and every game from now on is a cup final.”

It very much looks like Premier Division football will be played at Hanbury next season and Saunders believes that if it does happen then cup results this season prove that his side can cope with the challenge.

Premier Division leaders Loxwood even fell victim to Town back in August.

Saunders said: “Cup results don’t lie, we’ve beaten a few Premier sides and we certainly don’t look out of place.

“No massive changes to the squad will be needed but we have started preparations for next season, I may tweak the squad to add some extra quality.”

Saunders also spoke regarding the club as a whole and he thinks it’s very much heading in the right direction.

He said: “It’s great to be here where there is an aggressive committee behind me, they push the club.

“Everyone behind the scenes just really wants to take the club to a place it’s never been before.”

As they continue to look for promotion, Town’s next challenge comes on Saturday away to Midhurst and Easebourne.

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