Pat Rayment is all business ahead of a historic day for Spalding United.
The Tulips chief is demanding a response from his side after their 2-0 loss at Huntingdon Town last weekend .
Champions Spalding will get their chance for instant revenge as second-placed Huntingdon travel to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the reverse fixture this Saturday (3pm).
Rayment and his side will pick up the UCL Premier Division trophy after the game – but the boss is adamant that his team will put on a show for the fans.
He said: “The players ruined my week with that Huntingdon showing.
“We’re getting the championship on Saturday and the team owe us a performance. I can promise you, we’ll be much improved.”
Although last weekend’s loss irked Rayment, he’ll not let it ruin the title party. Spalding’s record this season stands up with any other – and he admits it couldn’t have gone better.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Rayment. “It’s been an unprecedented season.
“As a manager, I couldn’t really have asked for more.
“The only sour note was our FA Vase expulsion, but that’s done now. We’ve scored 300 goals in the past two seasons – not many teams can say that.
“It’s an exciting time for the club on and off the field.
“We’re under new guidance with Malcolm Gray running things behind the scenes and are looking to compete strongly at step four next year.”
Full backs Jonny Allen and Adam Jackson miss the game as they are attending the wedding of Holbeach United’s Tommy Treacher, while skipper Jamie Stevens faces a fitness test.
However, all three should be available for the Tulips’ season finale at local rivals Deeping Rangers on Easter Monday (3pm).