COACHES’ CORNER: Gavin Hurren Previews Coalville Town

Ahead of Saturday’s Pitching In Southern League Premier Central match, away to Coalville Town (3:00 KO), manager Gavin Hurren has previewed the fixture, as well as reflecting on our last match and providing an injury update.

“Since I’ve been here, I think the match against Alvechurch was the best we’ve played, I thought we dominated the game but, unfortunately, we didnt take our chances when we were on top. and we we weren’t clinical enough in both boxes – defending and attacking.

“I believe if we play like that again, we won’t be far away from the wins. We can’t get down about it, as much as it’s not nice to lose a derby.

“The fans were fantastic, with over 1000 there and it means a hell of a lot to us all.

“The boys are training well, the togetherness is there, their attitude and application is there as you can all see. They want to play for the club and myself and we’ve just got to keep sticking together. The form is okay in the sense that we have only lost two in the last 12 but we do need to try and turn these into wins now. If we can string some wins together, we’ll soon climb the table.

“Coalville are second in the league and having a fantastic season. They are always up towards the top and it’s a really tough place to get anything from.

“The next few games are tough games and important games but, as I’ve said, everybody involved in this club, from the players to the board to the fans, need to stick together.

“I’m really looking forward to the upcoming fans forum, which will provide the chance to talk about any issues the fans want to speak about.

“In terms of injuries, Jack Newell is still carrying the knock that ruled him out of last Saturday and Miro Pais is still not quite ready, On top of this, Joel Kettle will be suspended following his red card last weekend.

“I’m really looking forward to the remaining 16 games. The end goal for this season is to stay in the league. Simple as that.

“The transition I envisage isn’t going to happen over night. I believe the performance levels and togetherness is back but it’s going to take a little bit of time for me to change the culture of the club. The lads and the club know where I want to be and I understand where the club wants to be next season.

“We’re all going to be working together and the fans are a massive part of that. Changing the way things are done isn’t going to happen overnight but, I can assure you, I’m focused on finishing this season strong whilst slowly, but positively, changing the culture of how we do things.

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