Ward expects 'different approach' as Sleaford Town face Leicester Nirvana

Greens manager returns after resigning this week

Tom Ward. Photo: Craig Harrison
Tom Ward. Photo: Craig Harrison

Tom Ward believes his Sleaford Town side will be forced to take a ‘different approach’ as they entertain Leicester Nirvana on Saturday.

The Greens - with a number of regulars unavailable - were pipped 2-1 by United Counties League Premier Division North leaders Long Eaton United on Saturday in what the manager described as a ‘battle’.

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But as Town look to bounce back at Eslaforde Park this weekend, Ward expects a different test.

“They’re a good footballing side, Leicester Nirvana,” said Ward, who returned to the dug-out after resigning earlier in the week..

“It’ll be a different approach we have to take but it’s a challenge we look forward to again.”

Nirvana sit eighth in the table, having won six of their 11 away games, but they are yet to draw on the road.

The Leicestershire side were beaten 4-2 at home by second-place Anstey Nomads on Saturday, but prior to that secured a good 1-0 win at Loughborough University.

Kick off is at 3pm.