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Dave Kevan: “There’s pride around the place”

30 July 2019

Assistant manager Dave Kevan is excited following a strong pre-season, which has everyone “looking forward” to getting things underway.

Kevan expressed how hard he believed the whole squad has worked across pre-season, with all the work put in leaving the players feeling fit and strong for the new season that is just around the corner.

Manager John Askey made it clear that he wanted improved work rates for the new season, and the goal looks set to have been achieved throughout the players and staff, with everyone feeling fresh and ready to go following the change in ownership.

The ‘new era’ at the club has brought positivity and hope for the new campaign, and even the little changes, such as a new gym and better food have had a big impact in the eyes of Kevan.

He said: “I think there’s a massive difference within the club as a whole, I think things are getting run properly now.

“Now, we’ve got a chance to have a proper football club on our hands.

“I think the players and staff notice those things, because if they’re not there then it becomes an issue and an excuse sometimes, those little excuses, now they’re gone.

“There’s a pride around the place, around the club.”

The feeling of pride has helped to generate what Kevan believes is a really well gelled together squad, and a squad that is full of strong options that that are prepared to fight for their places in the team.

This strong mentality has made him and many others excited for the new season to begin, and even though it starts with a difficult trip to Colchester United, one of the furthest away games, Kevan believes that the side are prepared and ready.

He said: “With what we’ve brought in, we’ve got to quite pleased, and look forward to the start of the season.

“I think we’re all looking forward to it [Colchester] now.

“We’ll go there full of confidence and hopefully put on a good show.

“Obviously we want to get some points on the board as soon as we can, and our first opportunity is Saturday.”


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