New gaffer Pete Wild’s first competitive game in charge of the Shaymen could hardly have gone any better, and he spoke to Tom Stacey following the 4-1 win away at Ebbsfleet.
“I’ve been saying in the press for the past 9 days that that we want to be a team that excites people, and to build on the good defensive record that this team had last year. So, we’ll try and push on with it, but also bring a brand of football to the football club where we try and express ourselves a bit more. We’ve got some really good footballers, and we’ve got to try and use that better; I thought we did that in abundance today”
Wild also paid tribute to the impact of the several new signings who lined up for Town in the match
“We’ve worked hard to try and bring lads in the building- Jamie brought some before he left- and there’s a real young vibrancy around the team, we’ve got some really good footballers. The lads have put a real shift in today and proves we’ve made the right decision to bring them in.”
There was also a positive update regarding Tobi Sho-Silva, who looked to come off with a minor knock during the second half.
“Tobi’s fine, he’s just run himself into the ground. Fair play to him, I’d prefer the lads to give it everything they’ve got and we can bring some fresh legs on. Jamie came on, stretched them, so it was the right call.”
The gaffer was also in no doubt that the referee made the right call to dismiss Ebbsfleet skipper Jack King early in the first half.
“It was a clear sending off. Obviously hampered them quite considerably, it’s their captain, and it’s allowed us to express ourselves. It is what it is, but what pleased me most was how capitalised on it”
The icing on the cake surely came when Nathan Clarke lobbed Nathan Ashmore from well inside his own half and Wild told us how the veteran centre back was milking the games standout moment in the dressing room.
“He’s giving it right big licks, he’s having himself in there!” the gaffer joked. “Fair play to him, he’s had an illustrious career, he’s done fantastically well, he’s defended resolutely with Browny for ninety minutes, and that shows his little nous. He told me he didn’t think he could he kick it that far!”
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