Gary Smith Speaks ahead of Stratford Town Game
Thu 20 Jan 2022 - 11:37PM
Lambs Media caught up with manager Gary Smith after training on Thursday and started by looking back at the game on Tuesday at Leamington
“I think as you know I have got to be pleased with the performance on Tuesday. Even though we lost the Peterborough and Coalville games, I thought we started very brightly. “I think the performance levels have been raised and obviously with the addition of the new players it brings the best out in the other players. “We are in a good position for the game on Saturday after the Leamington game, and it's a game that I feel like we can go and try and take the three points from."
Gary was particularly impressed with the performance of Kyle Lissimore at Leamington and is keen to keep the player for longer if it can be arranged, “When you look at the level of performance of Kiley, for a 17/18 year old kid, the energy levels and the tenacity that he showed against players who are a level above us, he didn’t look out of place.”
And Gary was particularly enthusiastic about the new payers coming into the club. “It’s great to have some experienced players coming into to the squad now and add a bit of depth too. "It's good for the younger players who can pick up little bits from these guys. "We always felt that we needed some leaders, and I think we have got the ideal solution with players like Hursty and Dan".
"It’s a good place to be at the moment - the dressing room was really buzzing at training tonight and I am hoping this positive atmosphere will be carried into the game on Saturday,"
Gary confirmed that the signings have not finished and that Tom Baillie is working overtime trying to get deals over the line.
Dan Creaney will serve his one game ban on Saturday while Alex Jones and Ben Hart are long term injury concerns.