The Lions prepare for Eastleigh visit

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Eastleigh are the visitors to Nethermoor on Saturday as we prepare for our first home game in over a month. 

The long home league unbeaten run stretches back to September when Macclesfield Town left LS20 with all three points.

Fortunes have been mixed on the road for the Lions with an FA Trophy exit at Nuneaton, swiftly followed by the first away win of the season at Macclesfield and a defeat at Wrexham last week.

The Spitfires are looking for their first win of 2017 after an FA Cup exit at Brentford, draws against Forest Green and Sutton and defeat at Woking last time out on 28th January.

History between the two sides favours the visitors who have beaten us on two occasions, 2-1 on the opening day of the season and a 4-1 thumping at Nethermoor in November 2015, we did draw 1-1 at Ten Acres in April last year with a James Hurst strike in the second half.

Adam Lockwood was pleased with the performance at Wrexham on Saturday “I’m sure the lads are disappointed at the scoreline because they definitely didn’t deserve that.”

“It was a tight game, there wasn’t much in it.”

“At times we opened them up and looked like we were going to score, there was a penalty decision which didn’t go our way too. We came and gave it a good go.”

New signing Kevan Hurst made his debut in North Wales and Lockwood was happy with what he saw “It’s tough to come and slot straight in, it wasn’t Kevan’s natural position, he was tidy and he’s a good player. He’s played a lot of games and he will definitely influence us moving forward.”

“We’ve got a task to achieve and games are ticking away but we will still strive to achieve what we want and Kevan will play a big part in that, as will everybody else.”

“We know what we’ve got to do, nothing has changed for us, we will try to improve that instead of standing still and hopefully it will be enough to achieve our goal.”

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