Your club needs you! Manager’s appeal for town’s backing

Gainsborough Trinity manager Dave Frecklington
Gainsborough Trinity manager Dave Frecklington

Defiant Gainsborough Trinity manager Dave Frecklington has called on the town to get behind the club as it fights for its National League North survival.

Trinity, who remain in the relegation zone on goal difference after picking up four points over Easter, entertain promotion-chasing Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday in their last home match of the season.

Defeat could see them effectively relegated if rivals Worcester City beat Salford City.

Frecklington, victorious for the first time in his couple of months in charge as Trinity beat Salford 1-0 at The Northolme on Good Friday, called on the fans to replicate the vocal support in the penultimate match of the season.

“We have now got a lot of confidence going into the Kidderminster game,” said the manager.

“It is massive for us. They have an outside chance of the title, but the crowd and support we had against Salford was great.

“I’m hoping the whole town can come out and get right behind the lads.

“There will be a big support from Kidderminster. We need to make sure our (home) supporters come out for the last time this season.

“They have appreciated our commitment in the last three or four weeks and hopefully we can get the right result.”

Frecklington, speaking after Easter Monday’s goalless draw at Brackley Town, added: “We have given ourselves a real chance in terms of performance levels.

“We always said the law of averages would come good for us if we kept working hard.

“That is what we have done.”

Nathan Jarman struck the only goal against Salford after seven minutes, chasing on to Chib Chilaka’s flick to run half the length of the pitch and score via the post.