“the team changes had the desired effect ” beamed a hugely satisfied Tommy Wright after seeing his new look side end the Diamonds 100% start to the season. “But it was a lot to do with the opposition as well.
They arrived with three wins from three games and nine goals scored with only one against and when you’re top of the table you’re a sitting duck for everyone else.
So it was an easy team talk for me – if you are as good as I think you are just go out and show people – and they did just that.
And it was the ideal opportunity to unleash Chris Wreh. Nabil didn’t train on Thursday due to a slight groin problem, and Chris has been patiently waiting for his chance, but Callum Ball came off injured today so depending how Callum is on Monday Nabil could well come back straightaway.
The change in goal also worked out well. Both keepers have different qualities and Elliott has come in today and given us a different dimension. He got within a couple of minutes of a clean sheet and his distribution has been excellent. We need competition throughout the squad and we knew in pre-season that Sam and Elliott would go toe to toe for the shirt in just the same way as Chris and Nabil are competing at the other end of the field.
Finally Kynan Isaac. He has decided to switch to North Leigh and I’m disappointed and feel a bit let down if I’m honest, but he’s made a career choice to play at a lower level and if that’s what he wants to do then so be it.”