AFC Telford boss Gavin Cowan has urged his players to start believing in themselves after admitting he was in awe of their performance at Brackley.

The Bucks came from behind to take a point at one of the favourites for promotion in National League North, but Cowan revealed his squad felt underwhelmed afterwards.

The result in Northamptonshire made it three games without defeat for the Bucks since Cowan, his staff and his players had clear the air talks following a poor run of one win in five.

Cowan admired how his players performed in and out of possession at Brackley and feels that, once belief grows further, his side can replicate their heroics of last season.

“To be honest there was a sense of underwhelming at the end of the game,” said the Telford chief, who played under Brackley boss Kevin Wilkin at Nuneaton.

“The players felt we deserved to win and I agree with them on balance. Out of possession we showed so much desire and will to get to the ball.

“I was really impressed with the lads, I was in awe of them.”

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