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Edmans: We owe the fans one
12:25pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Local Sport
CHELMSFORD City front man Rob Edmans feels his team mates and himself owe the Clarets’ dedicated fans a positive result when they host Bath City in the Skrill South on Saturday.
The past few weeks have seen Dean Holdsworth’s men frustratingly placed in the table while also heading out of the FA Cup.
City currently find themselves in 20th position in the league after eight games and they’ll be exceptionally motivated to rectify recent form when 14th-placed Bath – without a league win in September – visit Melbourne Stadium.
The Clarets crashed out of the FA Cup at Biggleswade Town last weekend, 2-0, but Edmans praised the fans for their loyalty.
He said: “Our supporters have always been fantastic and we’ve got to be among the best for travelling in numbers.
“We were pretty average on Saturday but they were all still there, getting behind us for 90 minutes and singing.
“As players we can’t ask for more from them – it’s up to us to give them something to get excited about and we’re so desperate to do just that.
“There’s no extra pressure because a club like Chelmsford City should be going out and trying to get three points in every game anyway – the pressure is always there.
“We’re not at panic stations just yet although we know how big a game this is for the fans, players and management.
“We have to go out, give 100 per cent and prove we’re better than the results we’ve been getting.
“We’re all disappointed at the moment because we know what we’re capable of.
“Dean’s been keeping us on our toes and the situation is clear – we don’t need to be told. Chelmsford City is too big a club to be in the situation we’re in.
“It’s been a wake-up call which none of us expected when we consider how much talent is in the squad. The bottom line is that we have to keep working hard, as individuals and as a team.”
Edmans is now keen for the Clarets to show the sort of form they displayed in an impressive 2-0 win at title contenders Ebbsfleet United recently, a match in which he scored.
He said: “We were all feeling good after the Ebbsfleet game because we showed our potential. We attacked them and we scored at good times.
“I feel in good shape personally and I’m getting in all the right places.
“I know I need to improve my ratio - we all do. We’re still getting to know each others’ movements and Kenny Brown keeps us out after training so we can practice our shooting and get on to a hot streak.”
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