Worksop Town have their confidence back, says boss Kyle Jordan

Kyle Jordan says his Tigers side go into Saturday's match at Belper Town with confidence after two encouraging displays.

By Matt Brooks
Friday, 14th February 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 12:02 pm
Tigers boss Kyle Jordan. Pic: Lewis Pickersgill.
Tigers boss Kyle Jordan. Pic: Lewis Pickersgill.

A home league win over Chasetown was followed by a narrow cup defeat to NPL Premier side Matlock Town on Wednesday night.

Worksop played the large majority of the game against the Gladiators with 10 men after Craig Mitchell was shown a straight red card on 21 minutes.

Jordan said: "We were a little bit brave on Saturday by taking some of the more experienced lads out of the game and give a chance to some of those boys who have been watching.

"They've been watching games we've not been performing in so I thought it was the right time to give them a go and they absolutely snapped my hands off.

"We've got a young lad up front, Freddy Tracey, who ran himself into the ground.

"Lynton [Karkach] came back into the side and did very well.

"We rode our luck at times in the second half but we were full value for the win - and it was probably a game we needed to win having lost the last three.

"I think we can stop looking over our shoulders now."

Belper, meanwhile, are competing for promotion.

The reverse fixture between the two sides was Jordan's first game in interim charge and saw the Nailers win 2-1 win.

"They are very strong, physical, direct and put the ball in the box a lot.

"It'll be tough but over the last couple of games we've made a lot of progress on the pitch.

"The boys look to have got their confidence back a little bit and it'll be good to go there and test ourselves against one of the sides up there.

"They've been flying all season - there was a point at the start of the season when I thought they were going to run away with it.

"They're still capable of getting up there and competing at the top or at least a solid play-off spot and promotion.

"It's refreshing to go into this game on the back of a couple of good performances," added Jordan.