Durham City’s year of hard work is paying off

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A YEAR ago it was doom and gloom at the Esh Group Stadium but joint manager Lee Collings is confident of a bright future for Durham City.

Going into tomorrow’s Evo-Stick League Division One North game at home to Mossley he said: “We are a different club now both on and off the field.

“There still isn’t much money around, but Dickie Ord and I have a squad of committed young players who are doing really well.

“We were definitely worth a point on Tuesday night against Curzon Ashton, who I rate as one of the best sides in the league.”

City, with three wins and a draw from their last four games, play Mossley for the second time in a week.

But despite last week’s comfortable win in Lancashire, Collings will guard against complacency.

“I remember earlier in the season we hammered Radcliffe Borough but, in the return game, they turned us over,” he said.

“Having said that, we are a much stronger squad now and I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t complete a double.”

Although James Winter is fit, Lewis Graham is set to retain the goalkeeper’s jersey. City’s only absentee is the injured Josh Home-Jackson and a squad of 20 players will be on standby.

Admission has been reduced to £5 (adults) and £3 (concessions). City also host a sale of sporting memorabilia tomorrow (10am-2pm).