Promotion from Blue Square Bet South remains our priority, says Welling United boss Jamie Day
Manager Jamie Day has insisted Welling’s record-breaking
exploits are secondary to their main aim this season.
The Wings made it 11 Blue Square Bet South wins in a row on
Saturday by defeating Dorchester 3-2, but Day remains focused on
their primary objective of trying to achieve promotion.
“It’s something that is nice to achieve as a club and set of
players but we’re just focusing on winning as many games as we
can,” said Day.
“We’re pleased that we’ve broken the record but our aim has
always been to try and get promoted.
“It’s something as a manager and players we are proud of and
hopefully we can keep it going but every game in this division is
The run started at the beginning of November with a narrow
victory at Havant and has seen the Wings score 31 goals and concede
nine goals in bagging 33 points.
Day said: “Whether it’s in the Premier League or the lower
levels, to win 11 games on the spin is a great achievement.
“The players have done fantastic to get us into this position
and now we have to try and keep going.”
The win over Dorchester was particularly impressive given the
injuries Day’s squad had to cope with. Already without Luis Cumbers
since August, Loui Fazakerley (broken foot) is now likely to miss
the rest of the campaign.
Jake Gallagher was only fit enough for a return to the bench and
highly-rated centre-back Anthony Acheampong (groin) failed a
fitness test the previous day. Keeper Sam Mott misses Tuesday
night’s home game against Boreham Wood as he is on England C
“We said at the start of the season that one factor that could
be important was injuries due to the size of our squad,” added
“We’ve had two or three key players out but we trust the squad
that we put together in the summer and the younger players we can
“If we need to use the younger players then we will and if it
doesn’t happen then we can look to get people in on loan.”
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