AFC Telford: Ryan Young says festive games now 'massive'

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AFC Telford goalkeeper Ryan Young says two defeats in a row means the club now faces a "massive" set of games over the Christmas and New Year period.

Back-to-back losses against Worcester City in the FA Trophy and Leamington in the league have checked their form.

"The Christmas period is massive. We're playing all the big sides," Young told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"We are the big fish and everyone wants to beat us. We've lost a few games but it's not a bad start."

Had the Bucks won against Leamington by a big enough margin, they could have gone top of the Conference North table, but their 2-1 defeat keeps them in seventh place, one point off the play-off places.

After travelling to Workington in their next game, Telford take on fifth-placed Brackley before two games against fourth-placed Hednesford Town on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Sandwiching those matches against the Pitmen is a home clash with play-off rivals Boston United.

Young, who made his 500th league appearance for Telford at the weekend, knows getting their form back on track as soon as possible is vital.

"We're still there or thereabouts, we've lost a few games but we have to battle through it and get the atmosphere back," Young said.

"It doesn't do us any good to get on each other's back. We're sorry for the last couple of performances but we'll do everything to get it right."