Simon Weaver has delivered an impassioned rallying cry to his Harrogate Town players in a bid to arrest the dip in form that is threatening to de-rail their National League play-off bid, the Harrogate Advertiser report.

A 2-2 draw with all-but-relegated Maidstone United on Saturday means that the men from Wetherby Road have taken just two points from a possible 12 and are now in very real danger of dropping out of the top seven with just five games of the regular season remaining.

The combination of Town’s own recent lean spell and Ebbsfleet United and Eastleigh both embarking on good runs has seen Weaver and his troops go from a position of strength with games in hand, to having just a three-point cushion between themselves and eighth place.

“If we’re to cement our place in the play-offs we’ve got to have cooler brains,” the Harrogate chief said.

“We’re not gonna do it and it’s going to fizzle out if we don’t show bravery, and I don’t think we showed enough against Maidstone. We look nervous on the ball. It’s screaming out at the minute that lads are nearly there but are anxious.”

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