Boreham Wood boss sets survival target

Borehamwood Times: Ian Allinson has set his survival target Ian Allinson has set his survival target

Boreham Wood boss Ian Allinson believes 46 points will be enough to ensure his side avoid relegation from the Conference South.

Wood currently sit 18th in the table and are four points above the drop zone.

It has been a frustrating 2014 so far for Allinson’s men as nine of their scheduled 12 fixtures have fallen victim to the weather.

It’s meant they have been unable to pull away from the relegation places and Wood played their last league match on February 3.

That was a 2-2 draw against promotion challenging Dover Athletic and Allinson feels his side are improving.

He believes Wood are more than capable of moving away from the bottom of the table and said: “We are confident that we can collect points and pull away from the relegation zone.

“Our first target is to get to 46 points because that is usually a total that keeps you up.

“That means we will need to get 20 points from the next 18 matches and with the squad we have that is more than achievable.

“We have to go and make sure that we aim high.

“Unfortunately we have not been able to do as well as we did last season but the squad is good enough to move away from the relegation zone.”

While league games have been postponed, friendly matches have been played to keep the Wood players match fit.

Allinson says his side can have no excuses when they are able to return to competitive action.

He said: “It has been a frustrating period for me and the players because it is three weeks since we last played a league game.

“We’ve managed to play three friendlies in that time on astroturf pitches though.

“Hopefully we will be able to return to action this weekend against Bromley.

“If we do play then we will not have any excuses about a lack of match sharpness.”

Wood have struggled this season but are unbeaten in their last three league matches.

It is form that has encouraged Allinson and he believes his squad is currently the strongest it has been this season.

He explained: “I think we have gone into this year and have performed well in the games we’ve played.

“I think the squad is the strongest it has been this season and that may be why we are unbeaten in the last three matches.

“We’re pretty much injury free as well which is important.

“So we are confident and are aware of what we need to do until the end of the season.”


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