Climbing up the table the goal for Robins
KEVIN Wilson has seen his Ilkeston FC side drag themselves off the bottom of the Evo-Stik Premier.
And now the Robins boss wants them to start flying up the table, starting with three points tomorrow.
Segregation will be in force at the New Manor Ground for what is likely to be their biggest crowd of the season, as the visit of well-supported FC United of Manchester is certain to generate the first four-figure crowd since 1,670 watched the play-off final against Leek Town in April.
The players dealt with the pressure of the big crowd that day and Wilson hopes for a similar response tomorrow, when victory could see them move up two places.
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Ilkeston have games in hand on their rivals but Wilson is keen to start putting the points on the board as soon as possible, after their 4-4 draw with Kendal Town.
He said: "It will be a big crowd, it will be a great atmosphere but they dealt with it in the play-offs, so why not tomorrow?
"We certainly did not cover ourselves in glory last week but we got back in the game in the last ten minutes and we got a point that has taken us off the bottom of the table. That was the target.
"Now it is about continuing to move up the table. Last week has gone and we have to be positive."
FC United sit ninth in the table and are among the favourites to be challenging for promotion.
And Wilson believes the supporters will be treated to a game of proper football.
He said: "They are a very good footballing side, they like to pass it and try to do things the right way.
"They have made a lot of ground in the last couple of years, making the play-offs so we know we will have to be at our best to get anything out of the game."
Ilkeston signed Jack Eades on loan for a month from Cambridge United and he scored twice on his debut last week.
And 21-year-old Eades, formerly on the books of hometown club Derby and Nottingham Forest, said: "The fact that Kevin and Darren (Caskey) are here and like to play the game in the right way was a draw for me moving to Ilkeston – I didn't want to go and play where the ball was just going long all the time.
"Also, being from Derby, I know what a good club Ilkeston are and that they are a big club for this level. I wanted to come in and be a part of that.
"I do think the club are in a false position and I want to help Ilkeston climb up the table."
Struggling Eastwood Town, who lost last Sunday to FC United 4-1, host sixth- place Witton Albion at Coronation Park.