The New Saints lead Airbus UK by three points in the race for the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League title and with the distinct possibility of lifting the FAW Welsh Cup, Craig Harrison is delighted with his team and how well everything is going.
With only nine games left to play in the Welsh Premier League, Harrison’s Saints side have a game in hand on The Wingmakers and should they pick up maximum points in that particular match (Newtown at home), the gap at the top will be extended to six points.
However, the former Middlesbrough defender isn’t getting carried away, ‘We have a got ourselves a nice little gap at the top of the table and we just have to keep going. We certainly don’t think that we have won the league, just because we are sitting in first position. We have to keep on working hard and winning games. We have five of the nine games left to play at home and at Park Hall stadium we have a fantastic record. We are looking at picking up maximum points from our home games but we don’t want familiarity to breed contempt.’
Harrison added that, ‘We also want to keep our unbeaten home record going, which really is a great incentive for us to keep putting the performances in and getting the desired results.’
The 36 year old guided his side to glory in the FAW Welsh Cup during his first season in charge of the Oswestry based club and is desperate to win the trophy again, ‘I won the Welsh Cup during my first season here and it was a fantastic experience. We will be going all out to win the competition again this season. We want to win the league and that is our main focus but winning the Cup would be really enjoyable and I would really like to win another double.’
As the season edges closer to the business end, the former Premier League player is happy with where his team is, ‘We are now in the business end of the season and I am really happy with where we are. There is no point finishing the season well if you don’t start it well. We started very well this season and have been consistent throughout the campaign. We had bad results away at Prestatyn and Newtown but they have been the only hiccups this season. We drew at home to Bala but they are a good side and you are never going to go through the whole season without dropping points. I have been very pleased with the lads this season and we just have to make sure that we keep the form going until the end of the season.’