Housham’s warning to Blues squad

Action pictures from the match between Gainsborough Trinity (in all Blue strip)'V  Brackley Town,  at Gainsborough' First goal of match for Brackley scored by David Moyo, past Trinity keeper Jan Budtz
Action pictures from the match between Gainsborough Trinity (in all Blue strip)'V Brackley Town, at Gainsborough' First goal of match for Brackley scored by David Moyo, past Trinity keeper Jan Budtz

Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham will show his players the door if they don’t battle to put distance between the club and the Conference North relegation zone.

After watching his Blues side dominate large parts of Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Brackley, Housham admitted that this weekend’s game against the side directly below them in the table – Gloucester City – was a must win affair.

He said: “Everyone thought we were rosy after defeating Ferriby 3-0.”

“(But) they are all massive matches from now on.”

“It’s the same as when we got to the play-off final, they are all cup finals from now on.”

Housham wants to see full commitment from the first whistle to the last, and he’s made the players fully aware.

“We’ve got to do it for 90 minutes of a game too, not 20,” he told the Standard.

“We need fighters now, battlers and I’ve told them they need to roll their sleeves up and wear the badge with pride.”

“If they don’t then I will easily let them go.”

Trinity sit 19th in the table, three points ahead of Saturday’s hosts Gloucester.