New manager Frankie Bunn has stated his philospohy of building the right culture at Boundary Park. After his first victory as manager, a 3-1 win at Ashton United, in the first friendly match he was upbeat.
Bunn said, “We are trying to put our stamp onto things, and we are perhaps changing people’s mindset. We want to introduce a bit of culture into what we want to do. So far the players have been very responsive. Obviously change is a difficult thing to deal with, but we’re overcoming that and the lads are taking things on board. In terms of the work we want them to do, they’ve responded well. We are trying to introduce a winning culture here if we can, that’s so important. We’re trying to enjoy ourselves and just play with a bit of freedom, so players can express themselves. Confidence will then come with results and good performances.”
“First and foremost, though, we’ve got to start performing well on the pitch and then we’ll try and get that identity we’re now looking for. Every footballer has a winning mentality in themselves, like if you went to a footballer’s house and played dominoes, he’d want to win. What we’ve got to do is sustain that mentality and grow it so it becomes second nature, and we don’t give up on anything. Players need to chase, to harry, to win challenges, and that kind of mentality will win us football matches.”