Lee Collings happy with Durham City displays

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APART from the performance against AFC Fylde, Durham City joint manager Lee Collings has been pleased with his team’s performances in recent weeks, writes Malcolm Pratt.

Collings is also confident the momentum can be maintained in tomorrow’s Evo-Stik League Division One North game with Prescot Cables at the Esh Group stadium.

He said: “We took a depleted side to Fylde and also lost to Dunston UTS in the Durham Challenge Cup but we played well enough that night to win two games.

“We are putting in some good team performances which is encouraging and there’s no doubt in my mind that we are on the way up.”

A triple blow though is the absence of Josh Home Jackson (thigh), Connor Winter (knee) and Rufus Ayre (groin).

Striker Stephen Thompson and midfielder Andrew Stephenson return when Collings and his managerial colleague Dickie Ord will be hoping for another goals feast.

In the last two games City racked up no fewer than nine goals. “This proves we are playing attractive football and hopefully, with Sunderland away, we’ll get a few more through the turnstiles tomorrow,” added Collings.