Woods delighted

Last updated : 19 February 2020 By The Chairman

Gary Woods expressed his delight at being back in the team after four weeks of injury recuperation, brought about by rib damage sustained in the game at Stevenage.


Talking about the Forest Green game he said, “We played alright in spells. You know when you're going to play against Forest Green they keep the ball well, move it well, and at times were going to cut you open but I think in the position we were in the game, winning one nil up until so late it was obviously so disappointing to concede. With the really good chance G [Nepomuceno] had at the end there, but if we're being totally honest a draw was probably about right, but gutting for us to concede so late. It's a frustrating part of being a professional football player, you get injured. I trained Thursday and Friday and then played this game, so on a personal level I was pleased with my performance but it's not just about individuals, it's about us as a team and we need to start get more wins than we're doing now. We showed good spirit after a difficult week beforehand and can't fault the effort but that's the minimum we expect every game. We shouldn't be getting praised for our effort because that's the only thing you're in control of directly but we've stopped the rot of two straight defeats. It could've been a victory but it's a point and a small positive.”


“Pidge [Piergianni] has come in and had a big impact on the dressing room. He's a leader and he gives absolutely everything every game. He'll put his head where it hurts. As a back four they played well and part of the problem this season is we've had an unsettled defence which never helps whether its injuries, loss of form or whatever, but I can see the makings of a real solid back four now so hopefully it can continue and carry on like that. That's just life as a goalkeeper anyway. You can make a good save at one minute and then the next minute one little slip and everyone is calling you this, that and the other. The pitch has been in decent condition all season. With the weather I know other games have been off but the pitch was brilliant. Obviously the conditions weren't but you've got to play them. Whoever does that better usually wins. As a team performance I don't think it was that bad. Conceding so late is really gutting but we need to continue moving forward, stay positive. We're not in a position where I feel that this team should be but that's been the story of this season so far. We look like we're picking up and then we get a couple of bad results. We need to stay positive and finish the season well and see where we end up.”