CONCORD boss Danny Cowley has urged his players to enjoy playing with no pressure over in their final four league games ? despite the incredible prize on offer.
March?s Vanarama South Manager of the Month (pictured above) was in relaxed mood ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday Monday visit of play-off chasing rivals Hemel Hempstead.
Rangers ? who saw their 13-game unbeaten run with a 1-0 defeat to Eastbourne on Saturday – start the day in seventh and two points behind fifth-placed Gosport, who host 17th-placed St Albans.
The Tudors knocked the Beachboys out of the FA Trophy in January but the Essex side won the reverse league fixture in August and Cowley knows his side will have their work cut out again.
He said: ?We beat them on the Bank Holiday in August but they played well in that Trophy game so we know what a good side they are.
?And I have got a lot of respect for their manager Dean Brennan and what he has achieved with them at this level after getting them promoted last year.
?We were on a great run but it had to end at some point and now it is about how we respond. Luckily we have the characters in our squad to do that.
?The good thing for us is we can go into these last four games with no pressure, either from inside the club or from a large supporter base, because we don?t have that.
“And playing without that pressure is something the players should enjoy. I want them to enjoy these games.?
Cowley will have a photo done with his manager award before the game but he stressed it was something he had accepted on behalf of the club as a whole.
He said: ?It is a team award really ? you get it because the team has been consistent. And the committee and everyone else too.
?I?m not massively into individual awards but it means we are doing well, and if I get it again for April then we?ll be exactly where we want to be.
?As for the so-called curse of the award ? I don?t believe in that. So we won?t be using that excuse!?