String of wins set for Waitakere City

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Currently sitting in fifth place on the league table, Waitakere City need to embark on a string of wins, if they’re going to show any promise of challenging for the title by the end of the season.

With a record of four wins, seven draws and two defeats this season, Waitakere gaffer, Jake Butler is certain his side can challenge for the title, but to do that, converting draws into wins is a must.

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“Finishing within the top three is definitely in touching distance for us, but that means putting together a string of wins and that seems to be our problem all season” Butler said.

“We’ve drawn seven games so far this season, which is not great and ideally I would’ve liked to have most of those draws converted into wins.”

“If we can convert draws into wins and get a nice little run going, then we can be challenging for that title at the end part of the season, but if we don’t roll up the sleeves and do that, then we’ll find ourselves where we are sitting right now.”

This weekend, Waitakere City turn their focus to bottom placed, Three Kings United, who’ve yet to win a game so far this season.

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However, coming off the back of a 1-1 draw with third placed side, Glenfield Rovers, TKU will be putting up a big fight against Waitakere City for the three points when the sides clash at Keith Hay Park tomorrow.

“On paper, they probably have one of the strongest squads in the league, and they’re probably due for a win at any point, which is a scary thought, so it’s not the best time to be playing them” Butler said.

“It looks like they’re starting to improve their results and I know they’re not winning, but obviously the results are a lot closer than what they have been, so we’re expecting a really tough match.”

“You can’t underestimate anyone in this league, they’ve got a really handy squad, so we definitely won’t be taking them lightly or any other team lightly.”

The match will kick off at 3pm at Keith Hay Park.

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