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Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow sure better results are just around the corner
HIS side may be struggling for form, but Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow remains convinced that a good season lies ahead.
The Camrose club had lost three in a row and failed to win in five outings before Tuesday night’s 3-1 Hampshire Senior Cup success over US Portsmouth, a run that has seen them slip to 12th in the Conference South table.
However, Bristow, pictured right, insists that his side have not been getting the results their performances have merited and has backed them to make a quick improvement.
“I am really confident that we can still have a good season,” he said. “The last two games have given us even more confidence in what we are trying to do.
“It’s been difficult because results have not been going for us but we believe in what we are trying to do and that better results are around the corner.
“We are not far short of going on a good run. Results have not been great but performances have been good. We just have to put the two together.
“The confidence is there and you can see that the players believe in what we are doing. We just need to continue doing what we are doing and I am sure the results will come. Then everyone else will start believing as well.”
Next up for Town is a Hampshire derby away at Havant and Waterlooville, another side struggling for form. Last weekend’s 3-1 victory over Weston-super-Mare ended a run of one win in nine and they go into Saturday’s game one point below Basingstoke.
Bristow said: “I always loved playing Havant and the atmosphere is always good because it’s a bit of a local derby.
“They are a good side and it will be a massive test but if we play as well as we have in the last two games and make the most of our opportunities then we have a good chance of winning the game.
“Havant will be looking to move up the table as well. They have been inconsistent but they had a good win last weekend and will fancy their chances.
“Either side could move up several places in the table with a lot of sides playing in the FA Cup. That should be extra incentive to get three points.”
Town will be without midfielder Simon Dunn, who continues to struggle with a knee injury, while Jordace Holder-Spooner remains on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder.
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