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Lee Bradbury pre Chesterfield

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By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Havant and Waterlooville Manager Lee Bradbury feels that the magnitude of games between now and the end of the season are getting “bigger and bigger”.


The Hawks are now just two points of National League safety after a 3-0 victory over Dagenham and Redbridge on Tuesday Night.


And with eight games of the season left to go it is expected that the race to stay in the league will go right to the wire.


And the Hawks boss admits that his side needs to be at it between now and the end of the season in order to get the results needed to stay in the league.


The prerogative for now is tomorrow’s game against Chesterfield at Westleigh Park, a side who are in the bottom part of the table, a game the gaffer believes we need to pick up points from.


Bradbury said: “They’re getting bigger and bigger as we approach the end of the season.


“We performed really well on Tuesday Night. I think the boys showed that the performance and the result at Maidstone hurt us really.


“But, we are going to have to be at those levels against because as we know from playing up there earlier on in the season are a very big, strong and will be tough test for us.”


Despite how good the Hawks were in the 3-0 win over Dagenham, the gaffer also concedes that a win at this stage of the season is irrelevant if it isn’t backed up.


“It’s very important that we get something out of the game. Every game is a must win for us.


“We need to get as many points on the board as possible and nothing less than 100% commitment from the players will be enough games.


“This league is unforgiving. As soon as you take your foot off the pedal you lose games and we’ve done that.


“On Tuesday when we’re on it for 90/95 minutes we can be very competitive, we can get the batter of teams as we’ve shown and it’s important that we back the result up.”


However, since the takeover of John Sheridan, the form for the Spireites has been inspiring, with the Derbyshire based club leaping out the bottom four as a consequence.


 “John Sheridan has gone in there, experienced manager and turned it around a bit, they’re slowly moving away from the bottom five or six.


“Now it’s up to us to try and drag them back into it. If they win it gives them a bit of breathing space between them and the bottom four and if we win it drags them down a little bit.


“We’ve got a lot of teams to play in and around us so I honestly believe it’s still in our hands at this stage and I believe the players can do it.”

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