Manager’s Corner 22.11.17

Stepping up into any division is never easy but it’s fair to say both Limavady and ourselves have adapted well to Championship football. This will be the 5th time in 12 months that we have played each other and with 2 wins apiece I’m sure there won’t be a lot between the sides. Our own run of form has seen us take 19 points from a possible 21 which by anyone’s standards is a terrific sign of progress. Anyone who has played us during this run can have no complaints as we have been dominant in many of those games and probably should have scored more in some of them. Our fitness levels have also been mentioned and that comes back to the amount of work the players are putting in on the training pitch. We know that the minute we stop working either on the training pitch or on match-days we will be punished by any team in this league.

Last weekend was the first weekend that all 4 teams in the club have won on the same weekend. Whilst it’s normally the senior team who grab the headlines, all of the players and coaching staff within those squads deserve credit for the progress they have been making. Recent squads have shown that those younger lads who have been doing well will get an opportunity to join the senior squad. The challenge for them now is to continue that progress as they are the future of our club.

I have always been appreciative of our extremely loyal and ever increasing fan base but one fan deserves special mention this weekend. Daniel Murphy celebrates his 30th birthday this weekend and I’m sure it will be well attended by everyone at the club. He never misses a game home or away and along with his very special mother Mary deserve special praise for their dedication and support. Hopefully we can get the 3 points that will make his birthday even more enjoyable.

Yours in sport,