Eagles still aiming for a playoff spot


Bedford Town FC’s manager, Jon Taylor believes his side still has the ability to make the play offs this season no matter how hard the challenge.

The injury-stricken Eagles currently lie eighth in the Evo-Stik Southern Division One Central, 22 points off the top but only four points off a playoff spot with two games in hand.

“Injuries have really hit us, which has caused inconsistency, forcing changes and even new signings, but at the end of the day it is what it is,” Taylor said.

“We had a very good cup run, which was fantastic for the club, but we haven’t managed to continue that great momentum consistently into the league.

“We have to take every game as it comes. No point looking too far ahead, no point thinking about games in hand, we must prepare as professionally as we can if we are to seek playoff spots.”

This Saturday the Eagles travel to second placed Bromsgrove Sporting, a side yet to lose at home this season.

Taylor understands the challenge in front of his team. “Bromsgrove is a tall order, we will be the underdogs, at a fairly hostile venue. We will try and keep a cleansheet; ultimately do that, you get points out of the game.

“We had a great 5-1 win against them at home earlier in the season which will be tough to repeat. We’ve prepared well and lads know what is expected of them.”

Momentum is key for the Eagles as the last few months of the season come thick and fast. Playoff football is where Taylor and his side want to be.

“Of course, looking forward from my point of view we are still looking to get into the playoffs. Until it is mathematically impossible, we will endeavour to sneak in there,” proclaimed Taylor.

“Looking at the remaining 14 games of the season, we have to be looking to try and win somewhere close to ten games to really stand a chance of getting a playoff spot.”