Sun 13 Mar 2022 - 08:30AM
Lambs Media caught up with boss Andy Peaks at training on Thursday night and started off by asking him if he had managed to catch his breath after the excitement of Tuesday evening against Hednesford Town, “My thoughts are pretty much as it was after, to be honest. “It was definitely a point gained; however, we weren't good in the first half, particularly defensively. “As a team we were a little bit too open and didn't track the runners, “It could have been worse at half time to be honest.. “In the second half I thought, in general, we were a lot lot better. “There is stuff to work on her but yeah, so definitely a point gained.”
Andy made changes to the starting lineup for the first time against Hednesford. “Obviously, Ben as his wife was having a baby. “He didn’t want to miss the game against his old club, but this was obviously more important for him. “You know, that wasn't a problem, as Jordaan's a good player and it was like for like really. “Dexter was very tight with his hamstring - he's been excellent in the games, so if I didn't want to risk him being out long term, we had to rest him. “Jack went out there, and it is not his preferred position, but he did well.”
Andy made some changes in the second half with Lucas Yeomans getting his first game under the new boss – and he was impressed, especially as he popped up with a goal. “He played one of his first games against Diamonds when I came here, and I know he is well thought of. “He's trained brilliantly, and I just thought the left winger of Hednesford has caused a few problems. “Hursty in previous games has done well - He's got some goals, but he couldn't seem to sort the winger out and it's my job to change things as and when. “That's the beauty of having a big squad. “The boys, none of them, are going to play well each week and it's up to the others to help them and support them. “And if it's not working, it's up to me to change it to get the best out of them, and I thought Lucas came on and did really well.”
In the past few games, the right back position has come up with four goals and Andy saw the funny side; “I just I just want the back four to defend, but the position seems to be blessed at the moment!”
A lot of people believed it was a great game for the neutral on Tuesday evening and Andy agreed; “Yes, I said that after the game, but I just want to get the points to get us safe. We are now unbeaten in 5 and on a great run. “I look back at the game against Bromsgrove on Saturday. "For me it was a brilliant three points, but it wasn’t an attractive game for the neutral to watch. “It's about getting results, where if I had been here the other night as a neutral, it was a fantastic game of football 'cause I thought they played pretty well. “In the second half against Hednesford I thought it's probably as good as we've played since I've been here.
So with no game on Saturday what will everyone be up to. “Some of the boys will do bits over the weekend, but we are not going to have a group get together on Saturday because they've earned a rest. “It has been quite an intense 3 weeks since I have been here – I have asked them to train hard and play with intensity and high tempo. “I think it's a little bit different to what they have been used to. “I've got three or four walking wounded with little knocks and strains and I don't want to risk anyone, especially with a long trip on Tuesday. “But I will be out watching Rushall take on Leiston in preparation for Tuesday – so that’s my plan for Saturday.”
We will have more from Andy on Monday