Stafford Rangers midfielder and former ASE Apprentice Jake Moult is aiming to impress in training as he looks to force his way back into the Rangers line-up.
The Blue Sqaure North squad now have an unusual mid-season respite from fixtures and are not back in action until the visit of Stalybridge Celtic a week on Saturday.
The Marston Road men will be hoping that a break will help them back to form on the back of an FA Cup replay exit to Aspire Midland Alliance Coventry Sphinx and Saturday’s 3-2 home reverse against Hinckley United.
While 20 year old Moult (pictured when playing for Plymouth Argyle) is disappointed not to have an immediate chance to bounce back, he accepts that a chance to go back to basics in training could well be the answer. He said:
“These two weeks off have come at the wrong time really, losing two games was not what any of us wanted to take into it. We would prefer to get straight back on it, but at least we can go back to the training field over these two weeks and work hard on what we are doing wrong. Hopefully then we will be ready when we play again.”
The ex Port Vale and Plymouth Argyle player has recently returned to action from a hip injury but now hopes he can force his way into the starting line-up against Stalybridge. He added:
“On a personal note, my aim is just to back into the team for the next game after the break, so I will be looking to catch the eye of the manager in training over the next two weeks. In another respect, I am also glad to have these two weeks to get fully fit again.
“It should be a good rest period for us as a squad, because we are still carrying some injuries.”