We returned to winning ways this weekend, as Pete Wilds side beat Barnet 4-2 at the Shay in the latest round of Vanarama National League action. After the game Shaymen TV spoke to manager Pete Wild beginning with his thoughts on the win.
“We started really well; we had a good intensity about our play. We worked hard all week trying to give ourselves more intensity higher up the pitch and I thought we did that. We had a mad 10 minutes after our second goal. But what you saw in the second half was a mature performance and we kept to our plan and got what we deserved today.”
The result saw many positives including the return of striker of Dayle Southwell. The forward has been out of action since February and came off the bench for the last 20 minutes.
“I’m really pleased with him. He’s had a long-term injury and when you have had a long-term injury you want to get back on it as soon as you can. He has been excellent in training; he’s been knocking my door down to get back in the squad. Getting him on today is really pleasing because he is one of our goal threats and we need him on the pitch.
“He is going have to be patient there’s some lads in his position doing really well. Obviously, we’ve got three games in a week I’m going to need my squad and I’m going to make sure I maximise the squad to the best of my ability.”
The Shaymen were 3-2 up with 20 minutes to go. Then Wild brought forward Southwell on. Others might of thought bringing on a defender or defensive midfielder on, but that is not how Wild likes to do things.
“I don’t like sitting behind the ball I want to keep going. It was just personnel, I thought that Danny Williams his first game back starting was looking a little bit tired, I thought Dayle would give us a little bit more on the left. So, it was just personnel more than anything. I’m not one who wants to just sit it and get bedded in which has happened in recent games.”
Next up for us is a Yorkshire derby as we welcome Harrogate Town to the Shay on Tuesday night. And the boss is wanting for of the same.
” It has got to be more of the same. Harrogate will come here, and they’ll want to play. We’ve got to get amongst them, got to make it tough for them and make sure the Shay becomes a fortress and make sure people don’t want to come here. It has got the added spice of the Yorkshire derby but, in our eyes and the players eyes we are just more bothered about doing well and getting the right result.
You can watch the interview with Pete Wild in full on Shaymen TV.
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