But Knight’s confident Racing can dash dreams

LEE Knight, the Racing Club Warwick manager, is confident his side can end the Fenmen’s FA Vase dreams on Saturday.

The 33-year-old said: “We are going into the game in very good form and being at home we have to be confident that we can progress into the next round.

“I feel we can have a very good run this season and the money at stake is a big bonus for a club like ours.”

Knight, a former Evesham, Redditch and Halesowen Town defender, took over as manager at Racing nine months ago and has transformed the team with a number of shrewd signings. For the last two seasons Racing have finished bottom of the Midland Combination Premier Division, but escaped relegation both times with teams dropping out to save their status.

Although this season did not start so well with so many changes, Knight’s men have hit a much better run of form lately. Their 4-0 win over Stratford in the last round of the Vase was a particularly good effort.

They had come through some tricky fixtures, against Eccleshall and Bromyard, before the Stratford game and Knight believes his side have got what it takes to go much further in the competition.

Knight said: “Never in our wildest dreams did we think we could beat Stratford 4-0, though we did go there fancying the win. It could have been seven or 8-2 – every time we attacked, we looked like scoring.”

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