Richie McLoughlin wary of old pal Colin Myers

RIVAL ... Colin Myers.
RIVAL ... Colin Myers.

JARROW Roofing boss Richie McLoughin says his squad is full of confidence as he gets set to take on his former assistant Colin Myers.

Roofing make the trip to Consett tomorrow on a remarkable run of results in recent weeks, having claimed impressive wins over two title-chasing sides in Marske United and West Auckland Town, while also thrashing Sunderland RCA.

Confidence is flowing through the squad.

Richie McLoughlin

McLoughlin believes his side are starting to replicate the form they showed midway through the campaign.

“Confidence is flowing through the squad,” he said.

“After a run of bad results, we have seemed to settle down a bit now. Everyone is playing with a renewed sense of confidence and it’s very pleasing to see.

“We have gone back to playing attacking football again and this has made us a dangerous team to play against, so it’s up to us to keep the confidence flowing in order to end the season as strongly as possible.

“However, we cannot let our standards slip now. We have a very hard game against Consett coming up and the players still need to be up for a battle.”

A ruthless display of finishing from John Campbell gave Roofing a comfortable victory in the reverse fixture as the striker plundered all five goals. However, McLoughlin admits Consett will have even more incentive for revenge when the two sides lock horns again.

“My old assistant manager Colin Myers has recently took over as manager there, so he will have his squad fired up in order to try and get one over on me.

“That will be something we will have to be aware of and we need to be switched on from the first minute otherwise we will get punished.”

Dan Kirkup and Alex White are still suspended.