Check out the Gaffer’s thoughts as we welcome the players, staff and supporters of Bude Town to Bodieve Park on Saturday.
Writing this the morning after the Camelford game. I was unable to attend due to work commitments but the feedback was it was a tough game, in difficult conditions, where our defensive organisation won the day for us.
That win sets Saturdays encounter with Bude up nicely.
They have started the season superbly, and will be a firm test for sure. I’m off to St Austell tonight to watch them and hopefully learn a bit more about them.
Individually, I know about Billy and Harry Hopcroft who had a spell with the Bridgers when i was assistant manager, Liam Sandercock is a player I’ve watched and tried to bring to the club a couple of seasons back and highly promising young Keeper Liam Hill was at Argyle with my Brad.
We are on a nice little run. What’s been most pleasing for me, is how the lads have reacted to not starting games.
We made 4 changes midweek, after a superb second half against St Blazey.
I’ve stressed to the lads that we have to take a group of 18 with us if we want to achieve anything. You can only do that by involving players and trusting them to perform when getting their chance.
As a management team we continue to monitor the reaction of those left out as much as the performance of those selected.
Sam Gerken will miss this one but his injury isn’t serious and should return for Axminster next week
Kyle Flew has bigger problems. Injury is improving but as I write this he has hurricane Ian bearing down on him,as he’s on holiday in Florida.
Stay safe Flewy, no one deserves to be injured by a hurricane named Ian. Never live it down!!
Brynn Sturdy is still a few weeks away but has had his cast removed.
Finally huge congratulations to former physio and Bridger legend Sade Wheatman who graduated with first class honours in BSc physiotherapy.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer, hard working person.
Enjoy the game Everyone