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Gaffer: "I'm proud of my squad and my coaches for the efforts so far."

Gaffer: "I'm proud of my squad and my coaches for the efforts so far."

By Lee Sims
26 October 2021
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David Wilson gives us his thoughts after two games, four goals and six points, as well as looking forward to Wednesday's clash with Europa.

A clean sheet, four goals and six points from the opening two games has the camp in good spirits and the Boss believe is "absolutely delighted".

"Let's be brutally honest when the games where released, College 1975 and Europa Point must have felt that there were three points they could fight for in a season where teams like us will no doubt prop the bottom-half of the table, but to have six points and four goals, it couldn't be better," David Wilson said.

The Gaffer noted his side's desire to get back into a game that they were certainly unfortunate to find themselves behind in.

"We played Europa [Point] last week in a pre-season friendly lost two nil and that was the perfect fuel leading into this game," he said.

"We didn't deserve to be down but it still needed heart and desire to not only get level but to get in front as their 'keeper was playing a blinder.

"When the opposition keeper is playing as well as he was It seemed like it was going to be one of those games where you create so much and convert so little.

"I'm proud of my squad and my coaches for the efforts so far - the bond and unity in the squad is so strong both on and off the pitch, it's a manager's dream."

Manchester 62 face a much sterner test on Wednesday night when they take on one of the league's strongest sides in Europa. Their season started all the way back in July with their Europa Conference League tie and bounced back from opening day Gibraltar National League defeat against Lincoln Red Imps to beat Bruno's Magpies.

Wilson appreciates the talent the upcoming opposition possess and as he stated previously, knows his side have to adapt to different challenges.

"There is no way we can play the same expansive football for long periods as we have against the top three or four," he stated.

"Whether its Europa or any other of the top three, we need to remain focused that our collective roles don't change, we work hard as a unit, work for each other, put bodies on the line - these games are about resilience, disruption and testing yourself.

"There are homegrown players on the opposition side who are rightly making a name for themselves playing in Europe and being selected for our national squad. It's time for us to show our qualities."

Result aside, Wilson is keen to ensure they keep building on what they've started and keep that unity that has developed thus far.

He said: "The main focus going forward is to maintain momentum and continue to gather competitive match fitness before the next international break and the lack of competition and high intensity football that comes with it.

"Our main focus is fitness and continue to try and build on our playing momentum.

"The only thing we carry game to game, is the team spirit and desire. We forget the wins, and focus on the unity and the work-rates - that's what is propelling us forward right now."

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