Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley is looking to string a run of form together after an FA Trophy win over Bury Town
Brett Whaley is looking for his side to string a run of form together after Wisbech Town's FA Trophy win last weekend.
The Fenmen moved into the third qualifying round after a 2-0 win over Bury Town, with a Danny Draper strike and a sublime Dylan Edge chip sealing their progression.
Now, ahead of a Northern Premier League Midlands Division trip to Bedworth United this Saturday, Whaley wants to carry that momentum forwards.
"Our league is very very tough. You don't get easy games," he told The Citizen.
"We've felt the last few weeks we've been competitive. Now it's about getting results as well as being competitive.
"I think we can give anybody a game, but it's about points on the board.
"These next couple of games we have against sides in the bottom half - they're not easy games, but there's an opportunity to pick up points.
"Momentum is critical in football and the win will give us confidence. That will encourage to continue the hard work we've been doing, hopefully give the players a bit of belief.
"We've been winning the odd game and going on a run of losing some, so we can't afford to do that. We need to back this result up with some wins over the next couple of weeks."
Wisbech have been drawn to face off against Biggleswade Town, who play a level above the Fenmen in the Southern Football League.
Without getting distracted from their next league fixtures, Whaley is already looking forward to that match-up.
"Pressure's off, it's a side from the league above," he said.
"They're a good side as well. There's no expectation on us, so again it will come as a nice little break from the league.
"That's one thing about cup competitions if you stay in them - you give yourself a break.
"We go back to the intensity of the league where it's all about points, and then we'll have a week off where we can go in as complete underdogs and give it a right go.
"It's big being at home. Our supporters were brilliant on Saturday, and obviously it's a shorter trip but they made themselves heard.
"It was nice that we we were able to put in a performance and get a result to pay them back for the support."
Due to the growing size of his squad, Whaley has been forced to let Liam Adams, Charlie Congreve and Remi Thompson go from the club.
"The issue we had was that we were constantly signing players because we had so many injuries," he said.
"I'm in a situation now where players have come back.
"The squad got quite big, and the boys playing at the minute are playing well. So they might not get the time they want, so it felt like the right move for everyone concerned."
Wisbech Town vs Bury Town: Pearson, Hart, McLeish, Palacios (Keeble), Fairweather, Marshall, Chingoka (McQuaid), Murphy, Edge, Tsaguim (Allen), Draper