Charlie Knowles previews trip to Pershore Town 88
8 October 2020
Attacker Charlie Knowles gives his thoughts on life back at the Meadowmen as he returned for his second spell at the club when Graham Ward was appointed manager.
So far, Knowles has been a staple starter up top for Ward’s side as they look to boost the club morale with a cup running, using the FA Vase to do so. The Meadowmen travel to Pershore Town 88 on Saturday in the second qualifying round of the competition.
Knowles believes the game on the weekend will be a good break for everyone after the tough start to life in the league this season.
On the fixture:
“I think the FA Vase presents a good chance for us all, as a club to regain some confidence and make sure we allow ourselves some time to get a break in after the tough start in the league. I think the timing of the game will aid that and realistically, it couldn’t have been timed better.
“When clubs experience slight dips in form, a cup run is just the perfect remedy to get everyone back on their feet and enjoying to play the game again.”
Life under Ward:
“I think he’s been unfortunate with injuries. We had a great pre-season and were just started to get into the habit of grinding out results when we lost a few key players and that hurts any team. We’ve been unlucky but we all back him (Ward) and understand as a group what he wants from us.
“In terms of a personal level, I can’t thank Wardy enough, he’s been there for me and looked after me so for that I am very grateful and can just hope that our luck starts to change and certain things start to go our way.”
On his position changing:
“I always expect any manager to chop and change a front three but you have to remember, we’ve only been together for a few months and this is a completely different club to the old one. I trust that Ward will make decisions and I know that the lads will back those decisions. I think that once the squad/ starting XI is settled, the results will come.”