LIAM WATSON believes the only way to approach relegation battles is by attacking your rivals.
The Southport boss prepares his troops for a trip to fellow strugglers Hayes and Yeading tomorrow afternoon promising to play forward thinking football.
Watson says the negative tactics employed by Forest Green Rovers in last weekend's 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Port was the wrong way to head into matches against sides fighting for survival.
However the Sandgrounders' manager admits he will have to be cautious with his players over the next three fixtures as the side clock up a near 1300 miles on the road, en route to making some of their longest Blue Square Bet Premier trips of the season.
The Haig Avenue side have travelled down to Hayes this evening before Tuesday night's visit to title favourites Crawley Town and then next weekend's game at Bath City with Watson admitting the midweek trip may be too much of an ask for players such as Matty McNeil.
“I look at Forest Green last weekend and they came to us very negative, you have got to be positive in these matches,” said Watson.
“People call these sort of games six pointers but that is rubbish, a horrible cliche. We didn't get six points for beating Forest Green.
“They came really negative for our game and left their best forward and midfielder out, setting up not to lose. We will be positive in these games, going to get the win.”