Williams: We must start on the front foot
25 Sep 2021, Saturday

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Stevie Williams wants his side to be positive and play on the front foot when Farnborough FC visit the Met Coaches Community Stadium.

The Martyrs will be searching for a first win since their home victory against Beaconsfield in late August, while Spencer Day's early pacesetters will be looking to continue their strong start in the Southern League Premier South. 

"It’s vital we prepare well and start the game fast," began Williams. 

"The squad is building, getting stronger and players are aware of what is expected of them.

"Farnborough sit 3rd and are always a strong opposition to face.. We have shown on times in previous games that we are a good team and we can score goals. We are still building, but we genuinely believe as coaching staff that we can compete and the players we feel are starting to believe it.

“The Southern League is difficult. Every team is really strong in terms of what they can do.

“We’ll look forward to it. We want to be on the front foot, we want to be positive, we want to try to take the game to them.

 "November is looking jammed packed with fixtures so the new additions to the squad will be all important if we are to achieve what we set out to over this busy period.

"We all have to do our bit internally and it’s no hidden secret that the new lads in the squad are amazed by the support we receive from the fans and it’s a massive factor towards why they love to put on the black and white shirt. I Hope to see them all again Saturday as we need them. "

Merthyr Town have suffered two straight defeats since their draw against Yate Town on Bank Holiday Monday but Williams is confident results will turn – insisting there have been plenty of positive aspects to the performances.

"The Hendon game was disappointing in terms of the way we conceded the goals but we are going to concede goals throughout the season. It’s up to us to work to prevent them and install a belief that we can win every game.

"We know with the individuals we have can create a bits of magic and confidence is building week by week as the boys settle in. As far as results improving, I hope they do, but it’s not a worrying time as I feel we are not far off.

“We know if we continue to work on what we know we’re good at and continue to try to take the games to people, then we’ll be fine and I’m sure we’ll be competitive in this division.”





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