Grimsby Town: Buck in trend started against Telford - Scott
ROB Scott believes the downturn in Grimsby Town's form which cost them a shot at the play-offs began against tomorrow's opponents AFC Telford United despite a 2-0 victory in January.
Two goals in the final eight minutes that day saw the Mariners beat the Bucks.
But their run of just four wins in 13 league matches since saw their promotion bid ended this week.
There have been signs of a return to the form that earned a 15-match unbeaten league run in the last two games against Gateshead and Wrexham, however, and Town's joint manager wants another win against Andy Sinton's men to maintain that late-season resurgence.
Scott, pictured, said: "If I'm honest, the Telford home game was the beginning of what you might say was our downturn in form.
"We haven't lost many since with Fleetwood, York and Kidderminster all last-minute goals.
"But there have been too many draws.
"That day we didn't perform particularly well but came out with a 2-0 win against a tough side. They came up last year and were well-organised at our place and will be again.
"Andy Sinton has had to change it around a little bit but they have now secured their place in this league for next year so we don't know what their mind-set might be after that.
"What we have tomorrow is a game between two teams with no pressure on them now.
"They are safe from relegation; our play-off hopes are over.
"But we want as many wins as possible and won't look at it like there's nothing at stake.
"We have been to watch games at Telford and it's a good set-up; a nice stadium.
"Hopefully, the pitch will be up to a good standard despite all the rain.
"They had a game called off against Tamworth recently because of the weather.
"Hopefully, it will be in good nick tomorrow."