All Title Talk Must Wait For A Few Months: Doswell

Paul Doswell has had his say on the National League title race - and doesn’t think the talking can start for another few months.

Sutton United were leading the league heading into the weekend.

But a 4-1 defeat at Leyton Orient and Macclesfield’s win by the same scoreline over Wrexham changed all that.

“You have got to give Leyton Orient great credit - they may not have really performed for a great part of the season but they did against us,” Doswell said.

“They have more energy that we did, won more tackles than us and won more headers than us.

“If you are first or tenth in the league it doesn’t make too much difference at the moment.

“After 23 games we are second in the league but within a few matches we could be tenth or we could be top again - it’s too early to judge anything, I have been saying it for a while.

“The talking needs to start in February or March if you are in the top ten. We know we have got to be full pelt in this league.

“It’s good to be ambitious, it’s good to hear talk of the play-offs but this football club’s main ambition is to be safe as soon as possible and see what happens at the end of the season.”

On the heavy defeat in east London, Doswell said: “We have given away two soft goals.

“The first goal, a penalty, was stupid. We then created four of five good chances but we give away a silly free kick and don’t defend the header.”

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