Manager Graham Ward looks ahead to welcoming Bilston Town to the Crown Meadow in their return to league action on Saturday.
15 October 2020
The Meadowmen make a return to the league after progressing in the FA Vase with a 1-0 victory away against Pershore Town last week.
Still on the hunt for the first three points of the season, Ward believes his side can take the momentum from the cup and get some positive results in the league.
On the surge for three points in the league:
“I try and win every game. Yes we have not won in 3 but we have played the high flyers and matched Worcester and then did well at Shifnal, where we were unfortunate to lose.
“Our main blip was last week and we put that right on Saturday. For myself, I believe in the team and the lads will start to produce good performances, consistently. We have lost a few and I’m gutted about it, but you can either roll over or go again, we regroup and go again.”
On Saturday’s visitors:
“They are a good side, and a very good team. They are a well-established club run by a very good manager who I’ve had a few battles against. Dean will have his boys ready and is proven at this level. I was delighted for Dean as he deserves a chance with Bilston but make no mistake I’ll be looking to beat him and his side on the weekend, that’s football.
“We are chomping at the bit to get that win and I will take the game to them and try and win it. I will never sit back against anyone and invite pressure, which usually ends up with a negative outcome.”
On Jake Walton:
It’s up to Jake to fit into our plans not me fit him in. First of all he is a lovely fella. He’s quiet but a good player. He plays with a point to prove and I admire that he wants to prove himself at this club and at this level.
I know how much it’s hurt him not playing and I felt we needed to change it Saturday, so I did. I have a squad that are open to changes every week, which for some is hard to take but our dressing room character is second to none. He (Jake) is a pleasure to be around and I was delighted for him personally on Saturday. He will start to grow into the games and start to get better, like many of our players.”
“Everything is still the same, we have a few out but as I’ve always said, I wanted a good squad and you only have to look at Tom Grainger and Whitney coming in on Saturday and performing the way they did. I’ve learn from previous mistakes where we had a good 11 or 13. I wanted a good 18. It’s a hard job keeping everyone happy but I’m doing my best.”