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Harris is aiming to upset table-toppers
CONFIDENT Salisbury City boss Mikey Harris hopes to mastermind a league “upset” when they travel to the Skrill Premier pacesetters on Saturday.
Unbeaten Cambridge United lead the way at the league summit by sixpoints, having won 10 of their first 15 fixtures – despite an average 14th finish last season.
But picking up rare away wins last month at Lincoln City and Nuneaton Town has given Harris food for thought going into the game at The R Costings Abbey Stadium (3pm).
“We go to Cambridge full of confidence,” he said.
“We appreciate the scale of the task involved. Cambridge are unbeaten so far, have a fantastic set-up and an excellent squad of players.
“It’s another former Football League club that we’re up against.
“We will continue to work hard, come up with a game plan and look to get a positive result at top of the league.”
Salisbury head to Cambridgeshire in fourth place and on the back of one defeat in their last 12 games – but Harris is refusing to think about the league table for now.
“For me, I think it’s still early to look at the league,” Harris, pictured right, added.
“We are 14 games in and we need to keep going game by game.
“There’s no point getting carried away just because we have had a couple of good results.
“As I keep telling the players, consistency is over the course of a season not based on three or four games.
“It’s important we keep the consistency going, especially at the leaders on Saturday.
“We will go there with belief and hopefully we can cause an upset.
We’ve got a well-rounded group of players and we do make a big point of saying that every game is a different project and we look at each game individually.
“There’s always a kick in the teeth round the corner so we are not going to get ahead of ourselves.
“For us to be where we are at the moment is credit to the lads.”
Former Cambridge midfielder Ricky Wellard, who signed for the Whites permanently last season, has recently recovered from a dead leg and is hoping to start at a place where he has fond memories.
“I’m very excited for the game,”
Wellard told the Journal.
“They’ve made a great start and don’t concede a lot of goals. I made good friends at Cambridge and have great memories there. If we don’t win the league then I’d like them to.”
Also hoping to return from injury and be available at the leaders are Callum Hart, Luke Ruddick, Ryan Brett and Jamie White, while Rob Sinclair is doubtful.