CARL Adams insists “there’s a long way to go” after his Rugby Town side reached the midway point of their league season following a 3-1 win against Newport Pagnell last weekend.
Victory against high-flying Newport came courtesy of two goals from Danico Johnson and a further strike from David Kolodynski.
The result leaves Adams’ side in sixth place in the United Counties League Premier Division South table at the midway stage of the season.
And Rugby travel to GNG Oadby Town this weekend in scintillating form having won 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions.
However, Town will be without both of their scorers against Newport with Johnson suspended and Kolodynski unavailable for this weekend’s clash.
Adams said: “We’re already a few short with injuries, but hopefully there’s enough quality in the squad to cope with this and the ones who are out on Saturday.
“We’ve known for a while that Kolo would be missing at Oadby, so it was good that we were able to have a look at Adam Shaw at Bugbrooke recently for the last twenty minutes or so when the game was pretty much won.
“Kolo’s been in great scoring form of late, but Adam can bring us something a bit different too as he has pace aplenty and is a very direct type of player.”
Despite missing some key players – Adams has been pleased with his side’s recent form which saw them beat league leaders Hinckley LRFC 1-0 in the second round of the FA Vase.
Adams added: “I think we’ve shown in the last few games in particular that we are in good form at the moment.
“The lads are working really hard for each other out there, and we’ve just turned over two teams at Butlin Road that have been in incredible form coming into the games.
“There’s still a long way to go this season and plenty of points still to be played for, so it’s important that we maintain our focus of late and generally keep things positive and upbeat.”
“We’ve still got four of the top sides to come to us in the league, and with that opportunity to make up further ground on them.
“We could also do with one of the top two (Hinckley and Harborough) hitting a sticky patch soon, but below them teams are finally starting to take points off each other and we need to take advantage of that.”
Rugby’s match with Oadby takes place on Saturday, December 4 with kick-off at 2pm at Oaks Park.