Nat Saumi: Moseley game is like a cup final
PLYMOUTH Albion head coach Nat Saumi has described Saturday's home match against Moseley as like a 'cup final' for his team.
Albion have claimed just one win in the Championship since the end of September.
It is a sequence of results that has seen them drop from the top four to fifth from bottom.
Defeat to Moseley, who sit two places below them in the table, on Saturday would see them dragged into a relegation fight.
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However, a win would pull them clear from the bottom sides.
"It is like our cup final now because it is a long time since we won a game and the bottom teams are catching up," said Saumi (pictured left).
"We need to win this game – full stop."
Saumi also says his team owe their supporters a good performance after their display against Rotherham in their last match at Brickfields.
"After a very disappointing performance against Rotherham supporters were not happy and so the players have to prove a point and show that they are a good team.
"This week the players have been working really hard to try and put everything in place for this weekend."
Albion have already beaten Moseley this term, triumphing 24-22 in Birmingham – their only away win in the league so far.
Saumi believes that victory will give his team some confidence going into this weekend.
He said: "As we have talked about all season, anyone can beat anyone, it is just about what happens and how you play on the day.
"But, hopefully, the confidence we have from going away and beating them and knowing how they play can be translated into Saturday's performance."
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