Whitstable Town manager Nicky Southall says weather-enforced time off has given his squad chance to bond
Nicky Southall says the enforced
lay-off has given his new-look Whitstable squad the chance to bond
which he hopes will help them finish the season strongly.
Only goal difference is keeping
Town out of the bottom three and player-boss Southall has
introduced the likes of Dan Hanshaw, Luke Coleman, Ebenezer Masade
and Danny Williams, as well as Gills work experience youngsters
Frankie Beale and Tom Brunt, to his side in recent weeks.
Southall revealed the squad had
enjoyed a three-hour session at the 44Two facility in Medway which
Southall part owns with former Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler.
Southall (pictured) said: "We have
brought in a lot of new faces lately and when you have intense
training sessions like that, it helps the players bond.
"We’ve thrown people together but
there is a real unity and togetherness in the squad. It’s pulled
people together, the past couple of weeks. We’ve gelled."
Town have lost all three games this
month but have not played since January 12 and Southall added:
"Hopefully, the break might help us. You can put the defeats out of
your memory and start looking forward."
Supporters went to The Belmont on
Wednesday to clear the pitch of snow and Southall said he hoped to
repay their efforts with a good performance if Saturday’s game
against Worthing goes ahead.
He said: "When you have local
people coming out to help you like that you feel like you owe them
a performance. Hopefully, the game will go ahead and we can get
them a result."
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