Still all to play for at Lowestoft Town, says manager Ady Gallagher
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Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher won’t accept any drop in standards in the Blues’ final five games of their Ryman League Premier campaign.
The Trawlerboys saw their seven-match unbeaten run come to an end against Merstham last weekend to effectively end any chance they had of gatecrashing the play-off places.
They head to Dulwich Hamlet this afternoon who themselves still have designs on securing a top-five place.
Gallagher insists his players still have plenty to play for, not least ensuring they stay in his plans for Lowestoft’s 2017/18 campaign.
“We are playing to maintain the standards that we expect at this club,” he said.
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“We have to be motivated for every game – I would be very disappointed if anyone dropped their standards before the end of the season.
“We’ve not got the points that we hoped to get this year but I feel that we are making progress.
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“I’m pleased with the make-up of the squad and I think we’ve got a good balance to it but we will look to add two or three in the summer.
“Most of the changes to the squad that I wanted have been made – there are maybe a couple of changes to the squad. We’ve got a couple of contract issues to solve and then we can look at how we can add to the squad.”
Lowestoft will have to do without skipper Rossi Jarvis for the rest of the season with the 28-year-old set to undergo surgery on a groin injury that has plagued his campaign.
Jarvis has been trying to manage the injury but with Lowestoft all but out of the race for the play-offs the decision has been made for the former Norwich City midfielder to go under the knife.
Gallagher hopes the midfielder can get the problem sorted once and for all and get him back involved for pre-season training in the summer.
“Rossi will be out for the rest of the season now,” admitted Gallagher.
“We have been trying to get him through and gave him a month off to see if that would help but as soon as he came back the problem flared up again.
“It’s been an issue for him for some time and it’s time that we got it sorted.”