Harrogate Railway gaffer Billy Miller saluted his small squad for punching above their weight and wants their positive approach to stay.
Railway moved up to eighth in Evo-Stik First Division North after beating basement boys Ossett Albion 2-0 on Saturday.
Miller’s men then pushed FC Halifax Town all the way at Station View on Monday night (report page 84) before losing 1-0 to a late free-kick.
Railway head to Bamber Bridge on Saturday before welcoming Stocksbridge Park Steels in the League Cup on Tuesday.
Asked if their flying form had surprised him, Miller said: “No, Not really.
“If you look at the side, we look like a good team. The shape’s good and we have brought a couple of very good people in.
“The 15/16 in the squad are strong enough to maintain the fight. The difficulty will come if we start picking up injuries and suspensions.”
Miller is hoping to dual-register young Harrogate Town midfielder Alex Metcalfe to the squad for Saturday’s trip to Bamber.
On the trip, he added: “Their ambitions are to be up around the play-offs.
“We have to be positive and try and give a good account of ourselves.”
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