After their 2-0 win over Stapleford under 19’s last night, our young Cobras finished September unbeaten in their first ever competitive campaign. The young Cobras have started magnificently and have been great value for money over the last month and manager Tim Wainwright believes there’s plenty more to come.
He commented: “To say that we had such a topsy turvy preseason in terms of results and recruitment, we have had a really good start.
At times, we haven’t necessarily been the better team but our team selections, game management and tactical changes have had huge impact on the course of the games”.
“The lads, at times, have been outstanding and have totally bought into how we want the side to play and how we want to set up tactically. The levels of application shown from the lads has been unmatched by any of our first three opponents, which I think has surprised them.”
The gaffer is looking to build on the positive start and is close to completing his squad, Tim added:
“We are now about a week or two away from completing our squad. The fact that we have had a really good start and the lads have been organised and professional, people are starting to notice us and we are now starting to attract players from further afield.
Our boys have got to understand that it is going to be a long season and the way myself and Brad utilise the squad will change from week to week, if they buy into that, I can see us being a force in this division.”
There was special praise reserved for summer signing, Ty Short who earned the managers player of the month award.
“Ty Short has been the outstanding signing so far, he made his debut off the bench in our away win at Stapleford. Ty can play centrally, anywhere on the pitch and has an attitude that is second to none. Ty is certainly one for the first team management to keep an eye on.”
“All the lads have done great, but special mentions have to go out to Zack Wakelin who again has been excellent in every respect, playing in several positions. Taylor Siddall for being Mr consistent and Jenson Power for showing incredible levels of endeavour to get himself into the starting line up.”
“We have a huge selection dilemma for our next game against Keyworth, as we have Jack Lowe and Kyle Crook back from injury, Harry Lindsay back from holiday as well as 2 or 3 new signings to add to the mix.”
“The standard has been set and it’s now up to the young lads to maintain their levels of application and quality as well as their focus on achieving a first team call up.”