Fighting spirit will serve Greens well

Jamie Shaw believes the fighting spirit in the Sleaford Town camp will put the club in good stead this season.
Jamie Shaw.Jamie Shaw.
Jamie Shaw.

Following a summer rebuild, the Greens boss is adamant that his squad have the ability and - equally as important - the attitude to scrap their way out of danger.

“We’ve got a really good bunch of lads in terms of character. That does give you confidence that we will eek results out as the season goes on,” Shaw told The Standard.

“You can have all the talent in the world, but if the minute something goes wrong you down tools or your confidence falls through the floor it’s impossible to turn that around with the contact we have with players.

“If you’ve got guys who have something about them, minerals, and are able to take a knock and come back fighting then it does make your job a lot easier.”

Shaw admits he expects the Greens to be involved in action closer to the foot of the UCL Premier table than the top this term, but has faith his side can continue to edge away from the relegation zone.

“We’ll be on the end of a coiuple of beatings from the top teams this season, and that’s not doing the lads a disservice,” he added.

“But the key for me is the fact I’ve got confidence in how they bounce back when we face teams who we’re more in tune with us in terms of resources.

“And that puts us in a good position going forward this season.”

Town travel to Leicestershire to face Oadby on Saturday (KO 3pm).

“I’m led to believe they’ve managed to complete some recruitmegt that probably didn’t happen because of their lockdown period,” Shaw said of a side who have found form following a poor start.

“ They’re full of confidence at the moment and fair play to them.”

Town were beaten 1-0 at home by Leicester Nirvana on Saturday following Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Eslaforde Park.

Shaw’s side secured a point following a draw with 10-man Peterborough Northern