Trinity back in action with trip to bottom side

Gainsborough Trinity v Colwyn Bay. Trinity player Darryn Stamp scores G121201-3e
Gainsborough Trinity v Colwyn Bay. Trinity player Darryn Stamp scores G121201-3e

Gainsborough Trinity return from a two-week break from league action on Saturday, hoping to put more daylight between themselves and bottom side Workington.

The Blues make the 185-mile trip to Cumbria, looking for a victory that will see them move five points clear of their hosts.

Trinity’s assistant manager Darryn Stamp says they won’t be taking the Conference North’s basement side lightly.

He told the Standard: “It’s going to be another tough game for us.”

“There are that many teams at the bottom of the league, they’re all going to be difficult games.”

“We want to open up a little bit of a gap, so hopefully we can go and attack them and come away with a result.”

Stamp says morale in the camp is good, and insists it’s always been good, even when Trinity lost their first six games of the campaign.

“It wasn’t really bad at the start of the season when we were losing all those games, but it’s been super lately to be fair.”

Steve Housham’s right hand man has played his part in a resurgence for the Blues, with three goals in a four game spell.

And he believes he’s making a smooth transition from a player to a member of the backroom staff.

“The biggest thing is to get the respect of the players, and they all seem to listen and take on board what I’m saying, so that’s been massive for me.”

“You like to think your assistant manager is someone you can go to, someone who’ll listen and I’m enjoying the role.”

Stamp and Trinity have been frustrated by their two week absence from league fixtures, and could suffer another Saturday twiddling their thumbs if Brackley are involved in FA Cup action on 9th November.

He added: “When you’re on a good run you don’t want any gaps, you want to be playing every week.”

“It’s frustrating, but it gives you a chance to get players rested and get working on the training ground ready for the next game.”