Every game is a cup final now - Lowe

Danny Lowe has urged his Town teammates to play each of their remaining games like they are the last of the campaign.

The Shaymen travel to Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday looking for only their second win in eight games.

Despite their disappointing recent run, they are still fourth in the table, with a three point cushion over sixth-placed Gainsborough.

But they can ill afford further slip ups as they battle for a place in the Blue Square Bet North play offs.

“It is eight cup finals,” said Lowe. “That is how we have to approach the end of the season.

“We can’t keep looking back, we are still in the play offs and it is all about what happens in the next game.”

The defender added that the addition of Ross Hannah from Bradford City and Sean Clancy from Fleetwood on loan to the end of the season was just the boost the club needed as the final month of the campaign approaches.

“We have two new players in, which is what we needed - and the Gaffer knew we did,” said Lowe.

“It is easier said than done bringing players in, especially from a higher level.

“I thought the two of them did well on Saturday although we didn’t really get Ross involved as much as he would have liked but we all know about his goalscoring record.

“Clancy looked sharp and creative and will be really good for us.

“Hopefully, with the lads we already have here, they can give us a little extra push.”

Saturday’s game will be the second in 12 days between Town and Bishop’s Stortford with the Hertfordshire club having won 1-0 at the Shay on March 13.

Since then, the Shaymen have picked up a point from a goalless draw with mid table Gloucester City.

“The Bishop’s Stortford game was a massive disappointment,” he said.

“The tempo was flat and we didn’t work hard as a team.

“It was a lot better against Gloucester on Saturday, we created a lot more. There were more crosses into the box and shots at goal.

“We are happier but still frustrated.

“Results are going for us, but we are not getting the points we need.

“We just need to make sure we stick together, keep getting those clean sheets at the back and the lads will come up with the goals.”

While they have struggled at home, Town still have the best away record in Blue Square Bet North.

And Lowe is hoping they can maintain that when they travel to the south east at the weekend.

“I think that we are better on compact pitches where we can get right on top of teams,” he said.

“When we play as high as we can we deny the opposition space and when they play it over the top me and Liam Hogan mop it up.

“And there are only certain teams who come to the Shay and play open football.

“A lot of them are happy with a point.

“That is the hardest thing really, trying to break the opposition down.”

Town fans can book their places on the official supporters’ bus to Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday by calling 07707 143094.

The cost will be £16 and transport leaves the Shay at 10am.