After thrashing Bangor City 6-0, last weekend, Craig Harrison refused to accept that the title race is over.
The Director of Football at The New Saints watched his side extend the gap at the top of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League to 13 points and admitted that ‘The title is not won until it’s won.’
The former Middlesbrough defender added, ‘I am a winner. I want to win football games. I want to win at anything I get involved in and I am a very bad loser! I hope my mentality rubs off on the lads and it is important to remember that as soon as you take your foot off the accelerator, you will get your comeuppance!’
Harrison, who joined The Saints in December 2011, revealed that the best advice he was ever given was, ‘Play the game and never the occasion! Nothing changes, there is still a pitch, still two goals, still 22 players and you still get three points for a win. In big games there are nerves but it is important to stay focused.’
The New Saints of Oswestry Town are on course for a domestic double again this season and the 35 year old admitted that he would be delighted, ‘I would be over the moon to win the double but I would still be thinking it could have been a treble.’
Craig also reserved special praise for his captain, Paul Harrison, ‘For me Paul is the best goalkeeper in the league! He spends long periods of time doing nothing and then he makes important saves. He has been wonderful all season. His concentration levels and his experience are fantastic.’ He went on to say that, ‘There are not many players out there that have nothing to do in a game, but when they are called upon, they are faultless!’