BLUE REVIEW: Players won’t get carried away despite good week

Whitby Town boss Darren Williams
Whitby Town boss Darren Williams

Whitby Town manager Darren Williams’ weekly column.

It has been a good week for us with a couple of wins against Darlington and Pickering Town.

As I’ve said before, results don’t matter in pre-season, but performances certainly do.

It has been nice to produce a couple of strong displays and great to keep clean-sheets.

We were missing a few players against Pickering, but I think it shows the strength in depth that we have at the moment when you still see us go out and win the game 6-0.

It would have been easy for us to take our foot off the pedal going in 3-0 up at half-time, but it was good that the lads didn’t let up and went out and scored another three goals.

It was also pleasing to be able to give some of our young lads some time on the pitch and that James Brown was able to get 60 minutes under his belt.

Most of our players seem to be on the same wavelength at the moment, and I am confident that we can carry this form into Saturday’s match with Kendal Town and then into our first league game with Stourbridge.

I don’t see any reason why we can’t keep producing the football we have been playing over the last few weeks when we kick-off the competitive games.

In terms of our current squad, I think we are stronger than ever before, and we’re still aiming to bring one or two more in.

We are looking in good shape at the moment, but that said, we are not getting carried away with ourselves.

Fortunately, we have a good set of lads here and they’re all level-headed individuals who won’t need me to tell them that they have to keep their feet on the ground.

I have however had to point out to them that they’ve set the standard with some of their recent performances and got the fans excited.

We’ve got to live up to those standards now and the bar has been set pretty high.