HELLENIC LEAGUE: Carter wants consistency for Bassett
WOOTTON Bassett should be targeting “six or seven points” from their next three fixtures in the Hellenic Premier Division, according to centre-back Shaun Carter.
The Rylands Way outfit, who face Cheltenham Saracens tomorrow, currently sit 14th in the league table having picked up four wins in 12 matches so far this season.
Inconsistency has been the club’s major bugbear, with back-to-back victories having only been achieved once in two-and-a-half months, but Carter feels the squad is in the right place to put that right starting this weekend and continuing in their games to come against Thame United and Reading Town.
He said: “We’re starting to pick up a little bit. We’ve got used to each other and that’s helping a lot.
“Everyone is getting on. It takes time to bond together and build friendships and perhaps it’s a cliche but it is clicking now.
“Jeff (Roberts, Bassett manager) is starting to realise what his best team is and what positions players play best in and perform well in.
“The next two or three games will give us the perfect chance to pick up six or seven points and all we need is a few good results on the bounce to push us up the table.
“Realistically I think midtable is where we’re looking at. We’re as good a footballing side as any in the division but in my personal opinion perhaps we lack a bit of physicality.
“When the weather and the pitches get worse there may be a problem but at the moment everything is starting to click.”
Bassett have lost just once on the road in the league this season but Carter & Co have only picked up one win from their five away fixtures, while both of their cup trips have ended in heavy defeats.
Carter can’t put a finger on why his side have struggled on their travels but he thinks a visit to lowly Cheltenham is a good chance to kick start their away record.
“It’s a strange one,” he said. “In the league we’ve not been too bad away from home but in the cup we’ve been pretty poor.
“I think Saturday is the perfect opportunity to put all that right.”
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