Stein raises expectations

BANBURY United boss Edwin Stein says he’s looking forward to a more settled second half to the campaign – on and off the field –as he looks for his young side to raise their expectations.

Stein has taken on former Arlesey Town boss Jon Taylor as his assistant at Spencer Stadium and says the appointment will be a huge boost, especially to the younger players.

Next up for United are Barwell who arrive at Spencer Stadium in sixth place in the Evo-Stik League Southern table for Saturday’s premier division clash.

Stein is not underestimating the task, especially after United had their last two games postponed, but reckons a repeat performance of the one against Leamington would be enough to make it back-to-back victories. He said: “Barwell will be a tough test, similar to the Leamington one, a physical game, but we seem to do better against the better sides.

“We don’t fear anyone and I think other clubs are starting to be aware of us as a threat.

“It was very disappointing not to play the two games. But the postponed game with Kettering gave us the chance to have an open discussion with the players. We explained what we expected from them and that they had to raise their expectations.”

More on United in this week’s Banbury Guardian.