On Saturday Hallam- seventeenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One- welcome tenth-placed Harrogate Railway Athletic to Sandygate.
The Countrymen are showing real signs of a return to form after a solid point at much-fancied Parkgate last Saturday ; and Manager Stephen Whitehead affirmed the upbeat mood in the camp when he spoke with Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton from the Hallam FC Website.
Stephen things are looking a whole lot better with that Senior Cup win and a draw at Parkgate.
Wez felt that the guys were worth a win in Rotherham, so the performance must have pleased you.
Yeah in the first half I don’t think we really got going but in the second half we were a lot better .
We seemed to press more from the front making it difficult for them to get out. We were disappointed not to get all 3 points but another point on the board is not bad from an away trip to Parkgate.
It's an odd time of year with holidays, but it seems like you are getting your squad back together and settled now?
I think we’re done with the holidays now and it should make for a good headache over the squad selection. Also we have one or two new additions so things are looking really positive at the minute..
Next up it's Harrogate Railway who have had a decent start under Des Macorison..What threat do The Rail offer at Sandygate ?
It will be another tough fixture and our lads are going to have to prepare for this fixture in the correct way. They have a lad (Joe Jagger )who is second in the top scorers table with 8 already so we will have to stop him and the service into him. If we apply ourselves like I know we can- and how we have already seen this season -then it should make for a cracking game Saturday.
Stephen Whitehead was talking to the Hallam FC Website .