Cambridge coach Paul Richardson wants his Reds team to hit winning form this Saturday as a reward for home fans who haven’t recently seen the team’s best performances.
In recent games, he says, Cambridge seem to have played better on the road than at John Kerkhof Park.
The Reds play Auckland’s Glenfield Rovers at the park on Saturday (kick off 2pm) in a second round ISPS Handa Chatham Cup tie.
Rovers play two tiers above Cambridge in the Lotto NRFL but Richardson is looking forward to the challenge.
“It’s nice to get a top Auckland club,” he said.
The cup tie would be a welcome diversion for his players who were still smarting from last weekend’s 4-3 Northern League loss to Manurewa.
“The cup’s a great competition,” Richardson said.
He said he hoped the match, and the fact it was a Queen’s Birthday Weekend, would attract a big crowd to get behind the home side.
Coach’s preview of cup tie