Neil Ross post-Nostell: “This run is because we’re so hard to break down”

Neil Ross made it four points from two matches in three days for himself due to his first-team management duties, saying his u23s’ tactical understanding is “starting to become an automatic thing” following their 3-1 victory at Nostell Miners Welfare.

Ross was appointed first-team manager Tuesday evening following up his first point in senior management in Saturday’s draw against Brackley, describing his current opportunity as “what he’s in the game for”.

“Out of possession, in possession, it’s starting to become an automatic thing. Once a player becomes out of position, straight away they know and they react. That’s why we’re going on this run because we’re so hard to break down.

“I’ve been involved in football all my life so this [first-team opportunity] is what I’m working towards. Four points out of two games… I can’t ask for more from the lads, both the first-team and the 23s”.

That’s three consecutive victories for the U23s which Ross stated is important for the players’ development. Despite his centre-back turned goalkeeper Kenneth Effah conceding Farsley’s sole set-back, Ross’ focus is obviously still maintained on how to stop similar goals.

“Development always progresses when you’re winning games because the atmosphere is up, the enthusiasm is there. We still have to look at why we’ve conceded tonight. Yes Kenneth was in goal but what could we have done to prevent the shot.

“But three points again – I’m buzzing”.