20 October 2020
The Meadowmen travel to fourth place Shawbury United on Tuesday night to try and secure their first three points of the season.
First team physio is proving a tough task with the injury list already stacking highly this season for the Meadowmen but Adam believes the squad have enough belief to get through it.
“We are expecting Shawbury to be organised and looking to make amends after Saturdays defeat at Littleton, they have made a great start to the season but lost last 2 league games so hopefully we can capitalise on that. It would be great if we can come away from their place with something under our belts.”
On the search for the first three points:
“We are still on the search for our first league win but the fixture list has been unkind to us pitching us up against 3 of the favourites for the title. On current standings with tomorrow’s fixture we will have played the top 5 sides in the league.
“Not to make excuses but we all but matched Shifnal and it was ultimately disappointing to have not left with at least a point, apart from the last half an hour at Wednesfield, we have kept in every game up till the final whistle.”
On dealing with the injury list:
“We have had a fair share of injuries to contend with, Andy Hartlebury (hamstring) getting injured in the first half at Shifnal along with losing his centre half pairing of Josh Smith was a key factor to us losing that game, Andy is currently in recovery and is certainly a big loss but Witters (Tom Whitney) has stepped up to the plate and helped keep a clean sheet in his first start at Pershore in our FA Vase victory.
“We are currently awaiting the x-ray results for Jake Walton and Kevin Buxton who both have foot injuries to determine the length of time they will be out, but with the addition of Craig Knowles impressing when coming on a sub in his 1st Team debut we have hopefully found an adequate replacement and possibly the return of club captain Jase Pike is imminent.
“It’s extremely frustrating as a physio only being part time and not being able to work with injured players on a day to day process but I have trust them to carry out the rehab programme I set them.”
On life at AFC Bridgnorth:
“I joined Bridgnorth through our Director of football Mark Donaldson and quickly brought into Graham Ward and Pete Whitehouse’s philosophy and plans for not just this season but the club as a whole.
“I think what appeals to me the most about being involved at this club is the fact they don’t ever give up and we will make sure we keep fighting to give our all in games.”