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By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)

Ahead of tomorrow’s trip to the Kuflink Stadium to take on Daryl McMahon’s Ebbsfleet United side, Hawks gaffer Lee Bradbury looks ahead to the trip in a game he feels both sides will be looking at as a potential kick starter to their respective league seasons.

 

Lee Bradbury is expecting a tough game against a Fleet side who will be looking to work their way up the league table. “They’ll be licking their wounds after being 4-0 down at half time at Wrexham before changing the system at half-time before going out and winning the second half 1-0, so I’d be surprised if he didn’t go with the same formation. They’ve won just one of their last 5 and 6 of the goals that they have conceded has been in the opening 20 minutes, so that means the start is going to be important for both teams.

 

We need to go there and be on the front foot and work hard, ask questions of the defence which is a little-bit fragile at the moment.”

 

The Hawks boss sees big performances across the park tomorrow afternoon. “I think both myself and Daryl McMahon will be looking for reactions from the players after not doing as well as we should of, both clubs alike. It’s one of those games that could be a turning point for both teams, we just hope that we can do enough to get a point or three up there.

 

We’ve notoriously had good games up at Ebbsfleet, albeit the last one being an embarrassing day at the office for us, so we need to irradiate that from our minds and go there with confidence because away from home we’ve performed reasonably well this season.”

 

And for the Hawks it’s an opportunity to arrest the away record of recent weeks, a record which was instrumental to the Hawks’ back to back promotions. “We’ve had some good performances on the road and that’s the important thing. The positive that I take is that we have giving some good teams some good games on the road so far this season and have got very close to winning games.

 

We need to do that final bit better as far as defensively being better because they have a fair few threats in their team and we obviously need to take our chances when they arise. I think it will a tight game tomorrow but I want my lads to go out there and play with a bit of freedom, impress themselves and play with no fear and give it a real good go.”

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