It has been a good start to the season, what has pleased you most?
Yes it’s been a good start, what's pleased me most is the group we have around us, it’s the strongest squad I’ve known at Bakers and that’s come from digging very deep in the off season to retain and bring in players that are of a quality that should help keep us in this league which was the target we set out for, retain status in the league.
You have used all your squad so far, how important has these been?
This has been pivotal and every player so far has pulled their weight with most playing out of position at some point to give their all for the squad. This really helps as people are itching to get in the starting 11 even if it’s not where they prefer to play
What impact do you believe your backroom staff have had?
Well firstly Andy and Alan have had an amazing work ethic and this is really rubbing off on the players. Alan has given me the calming voice I needed along with a wealth of professional experience that you can’t buy! His knowledge and game experience is second to none. Andy has come at the lads with a different dynamic in training to what their used to. He is very committed, even though he’s fully employed at West Ham he's still devoted countless hours to the club whether that’s with me watching games, mid week round my house talking tactics and plans or doing bits with the lads, he’s been a real asset. The Reserves and Third Team lads also need a mention, Dan and Dean have a bit of class about them and are helping to move the club forwards.
What has pleased you most?
The 4-1 win at Saffron Walden after they beat us in the previous cup game. Forget the score line, the performance was top draw.
What do you see as the challenges for next month?
Dealing with the regulars in the squad that train and play every week being away most of the month and being injured. This is a big loss, but we have a squad I trust in so it’s about people wanting to take the shirt and not just win the game but be the stand out player to make my life difficult to take the shirt back off of them.