Fitness coach Richard Jaggs looks ahead to midweek trip to Shawbury United as league action continues.
19 October 2020
The Meadowmen travel to fourth place Shawbury United on Tuesday night to try and conjure their first three points of the season.
Richard Jaggs spoke highly of the togetherness throughout the club whilst previewing the fixture, he also added some behind the scenes information about his shorts.
“I think we can and are expecting another tough game, they’re honest, well organised and make sure they take their chances. We travel there and we know what we need to do to grind out the win, we are hoping to come away from the game with something under our belts.
“In my eyes, they’ve had a bit of an easier start in terms of fixtures, we’ve played the top four, so obviously sometimes things go your way and there’s times where they don’t. We need to iron out some of our mistakes, which have proved costly to us this season and once we do that we can definitely compete with the top teams in this division.”
On the search for that first three points:
“I think it’s defining the little details of our game. I’ll be honest, I think that sometimes in football, people can think they know better than the managers and the coaches but it’s not all about that. The lads listen to us and I think when they can transfer what we do in training onto the pitch in games, that’s when we will be at our best and I’m sure we are closer every week to getting that first league win. That win is coming sooner rather than later, when we get it we will build on it.”
The togetherness at the club:
“It’s a never say die attitude at the club. A lot of the lads, they all know when I make mistakes and we have respect for each other to get through things together. The season so far has been an incredible test for us all but we know we will improvise, adapt and overcome to get through this rough patch.
“There’s a lot of trust and belief that goes into everything we’re trying to achieve here. It helps having points on the board but whilst we haven’t had a great start you have to look at how important having Graham, Lewis, Pete, Adam and John on the side-lines. We’ve got a cracking team around us here, just look at how influential Donny will be in his new role, I think that will surprise a lot of people.”
On his shorts:
“I wear the shorts because I am a superstitious guy. My shorts were a gift off Graham which he wore in his Ireland international game when he was 21, I always used to wear my own shorts but these mean a lot to both me and the gaffer.
“They’ve got relations to Irish luck but win or lose I’ll have them on, under my trousers or just on top, I’ll always have them and my green socks on. I know the colour isn’t really anything to do with the club but I’m not changing my beliefs. I have had them on since day 1, they’re a very personal gift from the gaffer so you have to respect things like that.”