Nuneaton Next Up At Nethermoor

Match sponsored by Compass Resourcing Ltd

The Lions return to Nethermoor on Saturday after two games on the road with Nuneaton Borough the visitors on Saturday, kick-off is at 3pm.

Both sides are yet to win a game this season with the visitors picking up two draws in their opening two games whilst we have drawn the last three games.

Borough who returned to their former name this season currently sit bottom of the table after they fell to a 4-1 defeat at home to Southport on Saturday.

They also name former Lions James Hurst and James Wesolowski in their side, both joined the club this season.

Following Saturday’s third draw on the spin Joint First Team Manager Marcus Bignot said “I am really pleased with the players today getting two goals but the two goals we conceded are poor at any level. At the moment if the back line are doing well the front line hasn’t clicked, all three units are yet to click but we are getting there.”

A number of changes were made at Leamington on Saturday with the majority forced upon the Joint Management Team of Russ O’Neill and Marcus Bignot to which Marcus said “We haven’t had Joe Green, we lost Andy Halls, Will Hatfield, Kayode Odejayi and Curtis Morrison who had to come off. Jon Worsnop and Will Thornton came in, you are always judged by your bench and you will only be as strong as it, I am really pleased by the boys who came in today and those who came on as well.”

Rowan Liburd’s 89th minute leveller came at the end of an 11 pass move involving seven different players “For us that second goal is the levels we want to get to on the ball. I am sure the supporters will have been delighted with an equaliser so late on, it will feel like we have the won the game.”

“The quality of that goal, that goal cannot be put down to a mistake or a poor goal, that was a poor goal. The first goal they will have been disappointed to concede like we were with our two.”

The start of the second half saw an improved performance on Saturday and when asked about his half-time team talk Bignot said “We want to create a coach-led environment but it has to be driven by the players, it was more from them at half-time which is good, the way they came out in the second half they certainly drove on.”

The season has got off to a fast start with this week being the first with no midweek fixture “We have lost a few players, having a week off will give players the time to come back, we have players on the return and this will give them a chance such as Louie Swain and Terry Kennedy as well as Scott Smith, it is going to be a really important week for us.”

Looking at the start so far Marcus said “The reality is it is three points from five games, we are three games unbeaten and we have a Bank Holiday weekend which can change the landscape massively.”

“Let’s not forget the remit for this season is to consolidate and build it up again on and off the pitch, there is still a massive jobs to be done the results will come there is no desperation or anything like that we know where we are heading and are pleased with the direction we are taking.”