Housh happy but there’s more to come

Gainsborough Trinity v Stalybridge Celtic'Celebrations after Nathan Jarman scores
Gainsborough Trinity v Stalybridge Celtic'Celebrations after Nathan Jarman scores

Gainsborough manager Steve Housham believes there is still a lot more to come from his side, after beating the 10 men of Stalybridge 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The Blues sealed the game late on with goals from Charlie Binns and Nick Bignall after Nathan Jarman had opened the scoring, and Chris Simm was sent off for the visitors.

Housham believes Trinity still had room for improvement but was particularly happy with the performances of his two wide men.

He said: “I’m delighted for the players, especially Liam Davis and Jamie Yates, as you can see how many chances that Nathan Jarman had and Nick Bignall.

“It was probably more tonight then all of the other three games.

“We drilled it into the wide men to be positive and they were on their game tonight. Sometimes its hard against 10 men as they try even harder but It was a good workmanlike performance.

“Even tonight we could have gone through all the gears but we were more positive tonight and that’s what we want to install in them.”

The Blues face a trip to AFC Telford United on Saturday, with Housham planning to topple a team relegated from the Conference Premier last season.

The Bucks sit bottom of the league going into the game, with a solitary point and goal to their name.

Housham knows they are no pushovers. He said: “It will be a very tough game there. They usual have a hostile crowd, so we have to go there and be mentally prepared for that.

“Steve Kittrick always has good footballing sides. There’s a bit more pressure on us going there and they are bottom of the league.

“They’ve just come down from the Conference Prem so its going to be a difficult game.”

“If we are on our metal and our standards are high, we will put in a performance, and that is what we will do.” T

The Blues boss has been pleased with the size of the squad he has accrued over the summer and the characters of the players.

“We are in a group where we don’t want to lose games of football. We set up to win games of football. We will take that into Saturday and I may tinker with the team. For the last two years, I’ve not been able to change shapes. For once I’ve got a squad I can rotate and look at different things.”