EXECUTIVE BRIEF: Award success shows we already have winning mentality (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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EXECUTIVE BRIEF: Award success shows we already have winning mentality
9:30am Saturday 17th March 2012 in Sport
WE had another great weekend on the pitch when we played Cheltenham at the County Ground last weekend and picked up a very important three points.
They were the second-placed team in the league so it was important in the way that it helped to create a gap between ourselves and some of the sides in the promtion places, as well as, a bigger gap between those sides and those in the play-off positions.
The side have managed to pass most of the big tests put in front of them this season and that can again be put down to the confidence that Paolo has instilled in them.
We’ve signed Lee Holmes on loan this week and I think it gives Paolo another great option with his ability and experience.
We were on the receiving end of what he can do in our loss to Oxford and with Paul Caddis injured for a while, it helps give the side another option on the wings alongside Matt Ritchie and Luke Rooney. He’s also eligible for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final.
Southampton were keen for him to go out on loan again after he left Oxford and of course, he’s been at Swindon Town before.
On Sunday, representatives from the club went to the Football League awards where the club won League Two Family Club of the Year, Best Matchday Programme for League Two and Matt Ritchie won League Two Player of the Year.
To receive those accolades just shows how the winning mentality runs throughout the whole club and the only disappointment was Miles Storey not winning Apprentice of the Year – although he was up against some tough competition.
We’ve sold around 27,500 tickets for Wembley now and we should be on target for about 28,000 fans who will be going on Sunday the 25th, which is a great number.