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Airbus UK Broughton: Craig Harrison not worried by winless run as he targets top six

AIRBUS boss Craig Harrison has shrugged off his side’s 12-game run without a win as he focuses on getting the Wingmakers into the Welsh Premier’s top six, starting with their trip to Port Talbot Town on Saturday (2.30pm).

“A little more has been made of our run than I think it deserves,” said Harrison.

“We have not been winning games and we have not won in our last eight league games, but we have not been playing badly and we have not been losing them all.

“We have picked up six points in those eight games and if we were to win our game in hand we would be fifth in the league.

“I think having last week off was good for the players.

“They have been performing well but little mistakes have cost us.”

Harrison added: “We were on top against Newtown at home until we made an error and against Carmarthen they had a good last half-hour but we could have had the game boxed off early on as we battered them.

“We have been on the training ground three times last week and three times this week working on ironing out those costly mistakes at the back that are being punished but I am a glass half-full guy and if we continue to play the way we are we have nothing to wory about.”

As the Welsh Premier split moves ever closer, with the end of January signalling the separation of the top six and bottom six into two mini-leagues – one fighting for the title, the other against relegation – Harrison still has his sights firmly fixed on a top six place to ensure the threat of relegation is ruled out by February.

“Football is usually a marathon, not a sprint,” said Harrison. “But the Welsh Premier is the other way around.

“I want to take this club forward and do what’s best for Airbus and that means trying to get into the top six before the split.

“People will say that is unlikely based on current form but we started the season well and remember, when the FAW decided to create the Super 12 everybody said Airbus would never get in, that we would be a dead cert for relegation and we wouldn’t get a domestic licence.

“We proved everybody wrong and I know we can do it again because we are good enough.

“When we go to Port Talbot this weekend we just have to put into practice what we have done on the training ground and hopefully we can put this run behind us and continue our progress.”