Belief is the key to victory

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I was so proud of the lads on Saturday for picking up what probably was our best win of the season.

To be 2-0 down with 20 minutes to go, through our own fault, we came back in tremendous fashion.

At half-time we spoke about belief and that came through in the end. The belief in each other and the belief in the team.

It seems at the moment that there are three ways to win a match. The right way, the wrong way and the Scarborough way. We seem to be perfecting the Scarborough way.

I would like to thank each and every Scarborough fan for making their way down there to enjoy a great three-point haul.

It was especially special as it came against a very good Retford team.

Football is a marathon and not a sprint, you have to make sure you play for the full 90 minutes. If you don’t then anything can happen.

After the game on Saturday our player Tom Claisse left the club.

I fully understand why he wanted to go, we wish him the best because he is a good players and a great lad.

Players will always leave on good terms because you don’t know what might happen in the future.

For me it isn’t about individuals though, I am not here to win a sympathy contest, I am here to manage Scarborough Athletic.

The biggest plus for me is that the starting line-up was very similar on Saturday to that of the first day of the season.

Lads like Ryan Blott, Tony Hackworth, Tom Adams and others are here, but sometimes I don’t even know I have them.

I have worked with players in the past that often need mothering and looking after, fortunately that isn’t the case with any of our lads, they just get on with it.

With Tom moving on, I am currently in talks with a couple of players who could possibly come in over the next week or so.

At the moment I can’t say any names, but we are always on the look out to improve the squad.