Hawks eye Sutton success as they look to get on a roll at Westleigh Park

The Hawks got the better of Aldershot last time out at Westleigh Park. Picture: Neil Marshall
The Hawks got the better of Aldershot last time out at Westleigh Park. Picture: Neil Marshall
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Lee Bradbury is targeting a second Vanarama National League home success as the Hawks host Sutton United on Saturday at Westleigh Park (3pm).

Victory against Aldershot in their previous outing in front of their own fans was a huge boost.

Attendances have been good so far at Westleigh Park and the feeling after the Shots game was very positive.

Wins will ensure the fans keep coming back.

Bradbury also recognises it is crucial his team get on a roll as he looks for them climb the table. They are currently in 20th position with two wins from 10 matches.

The Hawks boss said: ‘Winning games at home can be the key to us achieving what we want.

‘First and foremost we need to pick up the points needed to stay in this league.

‘With our home crowd getting behind us we can make it difficult for teams to beat us on our own patch.

‘Our home record over the last couple of seasons has been good.

‘We must look to keep it going. If we can do that then we can give ourselves a chance.’

Bradbury's plans, however, continue to be hit by injury problems.

Brian Stock, Wes Fogden, Jordan Rose and Mike Carter all missed the 3-2 defeat at Harrogate Town.

Bradbury reckons it is unlikely any of the four will be fit to return on Saturday.

He can take confidence, though, from the way his team performed against the unbeaten league leaders.

They were extremely unfortunate to come away empty handed.

Recent arrivals Ibra Sekajja and Jordan Simpson did well when they went on as second-half substitutes.

It is likely they will have a big part to play again.

Bradbury added: ‘Ibra has shown good feet and that he is a threat in the final third.

‘Jordan is a tenacious midfielder who also has a physical presence in midfield.'

As an established National League side Sutton United will pose a powerful threat.

They are a big, strong experienced outfit.

To get the win they need the Hawks will need to tighten up at the back.

Bradbury added: ‘We have to maintain our enthusiasm but tighten up a few nuts and bolts at the back.

‘It is important we keep giving ourselves a chance.

‘To do that we have to stop giving silly goals away.

‘Players have to take responsibility and do their jobs.

‘Collectively and as individuals we have to make this happen.

‘We will have our hands full against Sutton and must deal with it.'

Hawks (from): Young, Strugnell, Woodford, Harris, P Robinson, Lewis, A. Robinson, Tarbuck, Kabamba, Sekajja, Simpson, Huggins, Cosgrave, Pavey, Rutherford