Thurlow Nunn: Woodbridge showing no fear this season

Action from Woodbridge Town's win over Leiston Reserves

Action from Woodbridge Town's win over Leiston Reserves - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge Town are showing no fear this season.

So says boss Jamie Scales, who is determined for his young side to reach their potential this campaign.

The Woodpeckers have started 2015/16 fairly well as their mid-table position of 12th justifies.

And although his side are without a win in four Thurlow Nunn First Division games, Scales is eager for Woodbridge to rediscover their winning touch this afternoon as AFC Sudbury Reserves visit Notcutts Park (kick-off 3pm).

“I have been encouraged by our start,” enthused Scales, who have registered wins over Leiston Reserves (2-1) and Team Bury (3-0) so far, as well as drawing 3-3 with both Braintree Town Reserves and Stowmarket Town.

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“We have been in every game we have played. Last season (where Woodbridge finished third-bottom), we fell by the wayside a little with some results and performances.

“But there is a change of mentality and focus this season. In my eyes, we have no-one to fear in the league.

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“This group of players are as good as anyone when they have the right attitude and levels of belief, and that’s what we drummed into them in pre-season.

“We have some excellent players here technically, but their mindset has to be right – you have to work hard in the Thurlow Nunn, you cannot wait for things to happen, you have to make it happen.”

Woodbridge had a mini-blip last weekend as they went down 3-1 to Downham Town, but Scales remains positive about his side’s chances this afternoon, and for the season.

“I know Danny (Laws, the Sudbury manager) and have full respect for the way he goes about things,” continued Scales.

“They haven’t had the best start, but this is a game where we say ‘okay, if we really want to push on, we’ll take the game by the scruff of the neck and get the three points’.

Scales continued: “We’re fitter, stronger, and quicker this season, and have the ability to hurt sides.

“I still think we need to be a bit more positive in front of goal as our conversion rate is pretty poor compared to the amount of chances we have created.

“But, with the way we have been playing, hopefuly we will hit someone for five or six soon.”

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