Attfield looking for winning start

PUBLISHED: 11:52 06 August 2010

Crows boss Paul Attfield

Crows boss Paul Attfield

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Crows boss looking forward to Aylesbury clash

ROYSTON Town boss Paul Attfield says it will be important for his team to get off to a winning start when they kick off the season away to Aylesbury Town on tomorrow afternoon.

The Crows have had a busy pre-season which yielded a mixed bag of results, including a disappointing exit from the Herts Charity Shield on Wednesday night, but Attfield is confident his charges are more than ready to pick up where they left off at the end of last season come 3pm tomorrow.

“The first month of the season is very important and we’ve got a target of where we want to be at the end of August,” said Attfield.

“We’ve had a good pre-season and I don’t know any other team who’s had a pre-season like ours.

“The boys have put a lot of hours in fitness wise and they are more than ready.

“In truth, I don’t really know anything about Saturday’s opponents but what I do know is that we are capable of beating anyone in this division and we’ll be prepared.”

Attfield also says most teams in the league will have to wait until the end of August until they get settled squads in place due to holiday commitments, and other reasons.

And the same can be said for striker Russell Bull who will miss the start of the season.

However, Attfield has bought in striker George Brinkman to add options to his front line, and he has no doubt he’ll make an impact this year.

“I’m sure he will get us 30 goals this season, no problem,” added Attfield.

“He gives us something different to the likes of Russell, and he’s a bit like an old fashioned, aggresive forward.

“There isn’t great pressure on him, though, because we have players all over the park who have shown they are capable of getting plenty of goals and hopefully that will continue to be the case.”

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