AFC Telford United: Steve Kittrick aims to keep Bucks climbing

Steve Kittrick
Steve Kittrick had been without a club for 15 months before joining Telford

New AFC Telford boss Steve Kittrick is keen to keep up the Bucks' recent good form and maintain their unbeaten run.

The former Guiseley boss has made an instant impact since coming in as Liam Watson's successor four days before Christmas, Telford having not yet lost in four games under him.

"We're four games unbeaten which is good and we've got to build on that," Kittrick told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"We're going to have ups and downs with it but we've got to get on with it."

Kittrick took charge in time for Telford's FA Trophy first-round win against Chester on 21 December.

His team then enjoyed two draws over the festive period against Nuneaton Town - 4-4 at the Bucks Head, 0-0 in the return at Liberty Way.

Telford still wait to take the Fylde of dreams
Telford's FA Trophy second round tie against AFC Fylde was originally due to take place last Saturday but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The match was rearranged to take place this Tuesday night (13 January) but it was postponed again because the pitch was still waterlogged - and it has now been rearranged again for next Tuesday night (20 January, 19:45 GMT).
As well as that trip to Fylde, if they get through, the Bucks would also travel to meet either Chorley or FC United of Manchester - and they have two more successive away games in the Conference, at Wrexham (17 January) and Grimsby Town (31 January).

But, despite remaining bottom of the Conference table, it was the 2-1 victory at Aldershot on 4 January which really gave the new Bucks boss belief that the team he inherited could stay up.

It was Telford's first league win in nine games since November - and only their fourth in 28 matches all season, but it lifts them to within 11 points of safety with 18 matches still left to play.

And Kittrick, who helped make Guiseley a force at the level below in Conference North, points out that winning matches is a nice habit to get into.

"You've got to have that winning mentality," he added. "And the biggest thing I've found when I came here was that everyone was down."

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