Robbie Nightingale sees momentum as crucial for Cambridge City
PUBLISHED: 07:15 26 April 2017
Iliffe Media Ltd
Lilywhites will be aiming to build on end to season
Robbie Nightingale is aiming to maintain Cambridge City’s momentum as they bid to bounce back from relegation at the first attempt next season.
It was a bittersweet weekend for the Lilywhites as despite beating St Neots Town 3-0, they were relegated from the Evo-Stik League Southern, Premier Division on goal difference.
But they made it seven wins in a row on Monday night, defeating Ely City 4-1 to lift the Cambs Invitation Cup at the Cambs Glass Stadium.
“We’ve had a disappointing day or so, but I think it’s credit to the boys as they could have not turned up and just thrown away a game that was quite winnable,” said Nightingale, who saw his side denied a seventh successive clean sheet.
“The scoreline reflects the game, and possibly more, so credit to the boys as they’ve put one last final effort in and now they can go and have their summer holiday and we will look to rebuild going into next season.
“When we passed it and played at a tempo, there was some good football and some really pleasing stuff on the eye. There are some very good youngsters in there that with another year together, who knows where we could go with it.”
And Nightingale has already turned his attention to retaining the nucleus of the current squad in a bid for promotion next season.
“If we can add the right three or four with that, then hopefully we will be up challenging to come straight back,” he said.
“We just need to keep this momentum going, keep as many of those together and try to have a winning mentality that breeds confidence.
“They want to play and they are comfortable playing, and that’s what we want to do. We want to start the new season full steam ahead.
“I’m looking forward to it now. We’ve had a couple of days of disappointment but we want to put it to bed now and kick on.”