We caught up with coach Lee Dixon after training this morning to get his thoughts about the visit of Aston Athletic to the Bowl on Saturday.
Firstly Lee, we must touch on the fact we collected our first win of the campaign last week against Litherland REMYCA. A great three points.
Yeah getting the win against Litherland has been a welcome relief, it’s taken the pressure of us a bit and provided some optimism to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Ashton.
And how has training been this week on the back of that first win?
As you’d imagine it’s very upbeat in the camp, training’s been very good and the lads have trained really well. We’ve got a couple just coming back from injury or absence as well too, so yeah pretty positive.
Have you prepared in any particular way for the game this Saturday?
Well like most teams in this league, with the exception of course of West Didsbury and Avro who’ve met previously, we don’t know much about Ashton Athletic, but that in itself can sometimes be a positive as you can’t then overthink things too much. We’re excited and looking forward to the game and if we play like I know we can then we could get another three points in the bag and the momentum will keep growing.
Finally, it’s still very early days, but how have you found the opening couple of games in this division?
We’re just still trying to adjust the difference in quality in this league and I’m sure it’s going to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the coming months, there’ll be plenty of ups and downs, which we’re prepared for. Ultimately, if you look back to last season and where we were after eight to ten games, that’s how we feel the first ten games of this season may go. Chris and myself are just focussed on how we can adjust the team to work out what makes us strongest as a unit and then set up accordingly for the rest of the season to hopefully build momentum and finish strongly.
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