Mildenhall Town boss adamant team should have taken points from both opening Bostik North defeats
PUBLISHED: 12:56 25 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:07 25 August 2017
Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose is remaining calm, despite his newly-promoted team losing their first two games at Bostik North level.
Mildenhall are playing at their highest-ever level, having romped to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title last season, and have so far just missed out, away at Heybridge Swifts 2-1, and at home, 1-0 to Dereham Town.
They have won in the FA Cup, however, against Framlingham Town – setting up a clash at Suffolk rivals AFC Sudbury next Saturday – and return to league action at home to Ware this afternoon.
Asked if Mildenhall’s season so far had been one of fine margins, Greygoose, whose side also travel to Sudbury in the league, this Bank Holiday Monday, said: “Very much so, in the first two games we deserved something out of both.
“We paid for a poor first half at Heybridge, before dominating the second 45 minutes and against Dereham, we were hard to break down and matched them defensively, but couldn’t get that goal.
He added: “We are fine. We are just finding our feet at this level.
“I had to bring in eight or nine new players in over the summer and I had to change more than I wanted if I am being honest.
“But I have signed some very good younger players – one or two who haven’t played much men’s football – and added some experience.”
Today’s opponents have won one and lost one of their opening two games, but Greygoose isn’t too concerned about the challenges that lie ahead.
“It has to be about us and how we play, and I have made that clear to the press and in the changing room in the past,” explained Greygoose.
“We want teams to fear us and we will focus on picking the right team and the right shape.
“Looking at the start we have had, the two sides we have played are two of the strngest in the division, and we have matched them.
“There is nothing to worry about. Last season, in the Thurlow Nunn Premier, we had an easier start and that allowed us to put an unbelievable winning run together.”