Advertising

Matt Elliott loses Malvin Kamara

Staffordshire | Sport | Published:

Stafford Rangers boss Matt Elliott has lost his first player since becoming manager permanently after Malvin Kamara joined Blue Square Premier side Tamworth.

Stafford Rangers boss Matt Elliott has lost his first player since becoming manager permanently after Malvin Kamara joined Blue Square Premier side Tamworth.

Kamara sat out Saturday's 1-0 win over Vauxhall Motors thrashing out the terms of his move to the Lambs, who didn't play at the weekend, and has now left the club ahead of tonight's Blue Square North game at Harrogate.

Elliott also saw goalkeeper Robert Ambrusics move on while he was still in temporary charge last week, with the Leicester City loanee undertaking a surprise trial in Germany with Bundesliga club Werder Bremen.

But the Rangers boss, who took the hotseat permanently last Friday, has his one new signing pushing hard for a starting berth tonight, after Shane Benjamin replaced Ben Mills and set up the winning goal on Saturday.

It was Rangers' first league victory since September which pulled them to three points from safety and Elliott has urged his players to build on that tonight.

He said: "It was a great result, a very good performance and certain individuals were outstanding, the team on a whole I thought were very good.

"But the fact of the matter is that we are still in a relegation fight, we are not pushing for the title all of a sudden and we need to be mindful of that.

"The key is to take the confidence from Saturday into tonight and get some more points on the board, we need to knuckle down and produce those sort of performances week in, week out."

Advertising

Rangers will now look to reproduce that performance away from home against a Harrogate side in a lower position than Vauxhall.

But Elliott - who has defender Mark Dudley as a slight doubt with a bruised foot - wants his players to treat every game the same.

He said: "Everywhere has got it's hazards, whether you are at home against the bottom team or away against the league leaders.

"There's always potential for disaster or, on the other side, a result to come your way."

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Advertising

Top Stories

Advertising

More from the Express & Star

UK & International News