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Enfield Town boss Seve Newing is targeting seven more wins this season for safety in the Ryman Premier Division
10:39am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in Sport
Enfield Town boss Steve Newing believes seven victories from the Towners 19 remaining Ryman Premier Division matches will be enough to keep them in the division.
Enfield are currently 18th in the table and are just two points above the relegation zone.
Newing’s side have taken just six victories from their 23 league matches so far this season and he feels that they must improve if they are to survive.
"We have 19 games left and I think if we can win seven of those matches and maybe draw a couple more, then I will be really surprised if we are in the bottom two at the end of the season.
"But to do that then we will need to improve, pick up more results and do better than we did in the first half of the season."
The Towners scheduled game away at Thurrock on Saturday was postponed after the pitch was deemed unplayable.
The match has been rescheduled for the final Tuesday on the campaign but Newing stated that a midweek fixture would cause different selection problems.
He said: "It is frustrating when you lose a Saturday game whether you are home or away. But it is more frustrating when the match is away because it will be rearranged for midweek and then you lose players.
"Certain players will have work commitments and won’t be able to travel to the match. So that is the downside to losing the Saturday game.
"We have had a few games called off and things are a bit start stop at the minute. Hopefully the weather forecast will stay how it is and we will be able to get some games played."
He continued: "Thurrock are in the relegation zone but they have eight games in hand on some teams. They will have to win a couple of those matches to then open up a gap but it won’t be easy for them.
"The league is starting to sort itself out a bit now. Some teams still have more games in hand than others but you have a good idea who will be battling to stay in the division.
"Hendon I am pretty sure will get out of it but I have thought that throughout. It is all very close between the other sides and any team can get sucked into the battle."
The Towners, who played Cray Wanderers last night, next three matches are all at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.
They face third place Wealdstone this weekend and Newing believes the promotion hopefuls will prove a stern test for his side.
The Enfield boss explained: "There are no easy games but we have three at home and they are all going to be tough for us.
"Wealdstone are still near the top of the table and are pushing for promotion while Metropolitan Police are a side that have a few games in hand and are continuing to look to get into the playoffs.
"Kingstonian are also going well and that will be another tough game for us. It is a difficult run of games but then every match is this division is tough."