Friday, April 16, 2021

My Side Is Special Says Stimson

In the run-up to the FA Trophy final, Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson has said that his side is special just like Grays Athletic whom he managed when they won the competition in 2004.

In that Grays side were players such as Gary Hooper and Aaron McLean and Stimson feels he has similar players at Hornchurch.

"This is something special, this group of people are a special group, and I've been fortunate enough to have a couple of other groups like it," said Stimson as reported by the Romford Recorder.

“My team at Grays were special, a lot of those players went on to play at extremely high levels, and even international football.

"These guys are part-time but they are on par with the Grays boys in terms of togetherness."

Just like Josh Gowling at Hereford, Stimson awaits information about how many supporters can watch at final at Wembley on May 22nd.

"In the mean time we’re training away, knocking down the sessions as they say, and there is still a massive buzz around the club because of the fantastic day we’ve got to look forward to. 

"There's lots of things to be done, sorting out tracksuits, and a few other exciting bits. Once we get the announcement of the ticket allocation that’s when the excitement really kicks in."

Stimson says his side will not be playing any friendlies in the run-up to the final.

"A player can get injured in training, but fingers crossed they don’t, and it’s less likely than it is in a match and I would be absolutely devastated for a player to get injured."