Keeper Michael Duggan is the Tulips player of the season for 19/20. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY

Easton: It’s time for Spalding United to start picking up some much-needed points

Boss Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to build on Saturday’s morale-boosting draw with Stamford and break their eight-game winless streak.

An impressive second-half showing saw the Tulips rescue a 2-2 draw with the much-fancied Daniels last weekend.

And, with the dark cloud over the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field somewhat shifted last week by the appointment of two new board members, Easton feels his charges can ride that wave of positivity.

Spalding, who sit ninth in the BetVictor NPL South East Division, visit 16th-placed Newcastle Town this Saturday (3pm).

They are one of only two sides in the division yet to win at home this season – and Easton admits that its time his side won a game again.

“We’re all feeling really positive after Saturday’s draw,” said the Tulips chief. “The changes made off the field have also helped the squad.

“We’re feeling very confident with almost everybody fit and available again, too.

“Normally, I’d look at the long trip to Newcastle and think that a draw would be a good result.

“But, if we want to kick on and start looking up the table, we need to start getting points again.

“We had a great start to the season. But, for one reason or another, we’ve drifted away in recent weeks.

“We’re not too far away from being in a very good position and it’s time that we started winning games again.

“I think the key to that is our defending.

“We looked very dangerous going forward against Stamford, but a bit shaky at the back.

“We are missing Neal Spafford and Josh Spencer, but hopefully we’ll have good news on them soon.”

Easton has major doubts over the availability of keeper Michael Duggan (back) and midfielder George Zeurner (hamstring).

Should both miss out, Alex Smith and Ben Greenwood are waiting in the wings to step in.

On-loan duo Owen Betts and Nathan Rudman are also set to return after missing the Stamford derby.

Defender Spencer is a few weeks away from a return, while fellow centre back Spafford is waiting for the results of a scan on his knee.

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