CHRIS HARDY: There’s a feelgood factor at the club

Blue Review with Town boss Chris Hardy
Blue Review with Town boss Chris Hardy

There definitely seems to be a good feeling about the club at the moment and we’re gathering a lot of momentum.

To get back-to-back wins and go top of the table is very pleasing, I don’t think we could’ve asked for a better start to the season.

It’s so important that we capitalise on that start though and maintain our form, especially given that there seems to be a lot of inconsistency in and among the sides up there at the top of the league.

People are getting excited about what’s going on at the club and rightly so.

If you can’t be excited when your team is top of the league then you’ll never be happy.

Success breeds success, and that starts with our trip to Barwell on Saturday.

It will no doubt be a difficult game, as most away trips at this level are.

They’ll be big and strong and we’ll have to be at our best to come away with a win.

We’ll be without Dale Hopson through suspension, which is obviously a huge blow to us.

He showed great composure to step up and slot home the penalty to win the game at Skelmersdale, he’s a great striker of a football and always keeps his head, which is a great skill to have.

We’re waiting on the fitness of Callum Martin, but hopefully he’ll come back into the squad.

Cameron Park and Curtis Round should hopefully be back in the squad as well.

There were a lot of rumours about after Saturday’s win against Marine that I was linked with the York City job.

I’m still not overly sure where they surfaced from, but I’ve made it clear we have a two-year project here at Whitby Town and I fully intend to see that through.

While it’s nice to be associated with big jobs, you can’t get too excited by rumours.

There’s a feelgood factor about the place at the moment. That starts on the pitch and works it’s way into the stands and the boardroom, and we need to make sure we maintain that now.