Brady knows safety is in Saints’ hands

Saints boss Jon Brady is asking for one last push on the final day
Saints boss Jon Brady is asking for one last push on the final day

Brackley Town manager Jon Brady said he was always confident his side could retain their Vanarama Conference North status and they have one more challenge to achieve that.

Saints entertain Hednesford Town in Saturday’s final fixture at St James Park. Saints are one place above the relegation zone but only two points better off than Colwyn Bay, who play Worcester City on Saturday.

I’ve always believed we could get out of it, now it’s in our own hands and we have the opportunity to do it.

Saints boss Jon Brady

Brady said: “Everyone has worked so hard to get the club to this level. We’ve got one more hurdle to negotiate but I’m sure we can do it.

“The supporters have got behind the club when we’ve needed them to and we will need them again on Saturday to help us over the line.

“We will be trying to go for the win but Hednesford have had another excellent season. We can’t rely on what is happening elsewhere, we’ve just got to go out and do our job on Saturday.

“We’ve hit form at the right time but having some of our more experienced players, like Curtis McDonald, Frank Sinclair and Owen Story, back has made a big difference.

“I’ve always believed we could get out of it, now it’s in our own hands and we have the opportunity to do it.”

The Northants FA gave Saints special dispensation to play their development side in Tuesday’s NFA Hillier Senior Cup final against Peterborough Northern Star at Sixfields to avoid any risk of injuries to key players.

Brady added: “The NFA has been really helpful they want us to remain in the Conference and they know how important it is for us to have a full squad available.”