Fri 11 Feb 2022 - 1:40PM
Lambs Media caught up with Scott Rickards on Friday lunchtime to chat with him about the game tomorrow against Alvechurch and what it will be like to manage his hometown club. It has been a busy week for Scott as he is currently coaching Derby County U16s and 18s, as well as looking after the Lambs Academy and Commercial arm.
“Yes, it has been an interesting week, because with all my other commitments we have had the first team added on for a game! “As a Tamworth lad I have been watching from a distance and we need to get the club back where we belong. “Like the supporters I believed this was going to be the year for the first team to get over the line, but for one thing and another we find ourselves in a place we need to get out of.”
“I’m excited about tomorrow because we have a fantastic group of players here. “Robbie and I have told the players what we and the supporters expect - and that is hard work, desire and to get their confidence back. “We have some exceptional players and these players do not become bad players, it is the environment they are in that can have an impact. “That environment has now changed so we expect the players to deal with it.”
Scott and Robbie have had two training sessions this week and Scott is really pleased with the way they have gone; “The lads have worked very hard, and they have enjoyed themselves. “They are disappointed in the position they find themselves, but as we told them they sign for the club and not the management, and they need to step up and show that they want to win for the club. “We are now in a position where we can go out tomorrow and pick up 3 points.”
There are a few players who will not be involved tomorrow because of injury – Alex Jones, Dan Bradley, Ben Hart, and Jordaan Brown. Meanwhile Ahmed Obeng has chosen to leave the club and Lucas Yeomans is out on trial at a Football league club; “I am delighted for Lucas, and we have always said that as a club we will not stand in the way of players that we have developed progressing to a higher standard. “Lucas has worked hard and deserves his chance.”
Ben Bailley returns from suspension and Scott is pleased that he is available for selection: “I have known Ben for a number of years. “He is passionate, a no-nonsense defender, a leader, and an organiser – the type of player you need and all over the pitch. “Coxy has trained hard in both training sessions, and he will be available after missing last week. “We have a really good squad of players who will be ready to go out on the pitch tomorrow.”
We wish Scott and Robbie all the best tomorrow and know that the supporters will be fully behind them and the players as they go all out for victory.