After a great victory way a Margate yesterday, Tommy had this to say:
"Well, after giving the lads a glowing report on our preseason so far, I am delighted that our boys didn't drop their standards last night and put in another fantastic performance and got a win against a very good Margate side.
I also looked at two fresh faces in the game who came in and adapted well to our shape. With traffic delaying Richard Pacquette and Williams Danquah it gave opportunities to Lennie laker and Aaron McCullum/ Danny Parish/ Jack Godfrey to state their claim once again for a starting shirt. They didn't let themselves down and took the opportunity with superb performances.
We still without Leon Smith and Tom O’Connor and rested Scott Kinch, so competition for places is very high at the moment. We all know what a tough season lies ahead, but I can see the squad fighting for a starting shirt and having that hunger and desire to do well when given the opportunity.
It's fantastic to manage, but it doesn't surprise me because all these players work ethic has been second to none. You know the old saying ' the harder I practice/ work, the better I get ' comes into mind with this set of players!! Standards have been set high with the performances so far, and the lads have got to sustain this and build on it! "
Updated 16:14 - 10 Aug 2018 by sonya whittam