PEARSON | Skipper Only Looking Forwards As Dragons Look To Get Back To Winning Ways

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 05 Dec 2018

Shaun Pearson says he and his Wrexham team-mates are looking forward not back as they look to get back to winning ways in the Vanarama National League.

Pearson admitted there was disappointment among the dressing room at Sam Ricketts’ departure as manager, but says the players will not be dwelling on it.

And he hopes a good performance on Saturday against Eastleigh – and a much-needed first win in five games – will be the boon everyone needs to reignite the promotion push.

“We can just concentrate on the job ahead now,” Pearson said of Ricketts’ confirmed departure.

“We’re looking forward to seeing who comes in to take the gaffer’s place and we just move on and get on with it – it’s all we can do.

“Hopefully we can focus on Saturday and a big league game for us to get back to winning ways.

“Naturally you’re a little bit disappointed. Most players would agree there was a good relationship there between manager and players, but it is football.

“It’s just one of those things – you move on and look forward and that’s all you can do. A big three points on Saturday would be a great boost for everybody.”

Pearson was, of course, also at the club when Dean Keates left for Walsall in March but he believes Wrexham are better prepared this time to cope with the change in manager.

And the skipper hailed the constant progress on and off the pitch in his time at the Racecourse, leaving the club in a great place for any prospective new manager.

“We’re really fortunate that we’ve got a really good set of staff at the club. It wasn’t just the manager that did everything. The whole staff played a big part in it and we’re really lucky with the staff we’ve got.

“I feel like the club’s better prepared this time around. With all due respect to the team last year, we’re a better team this year. We’re in a better place, we’ve got more strength in depth and hopefully we’ll be better prepared for any change that does happen.”

“It’s a great opportunity. Our performances have been really good recently, it’s just been about having that bit of luck in front of goal and if we keep playing as we are then that will soon turn for us.

“We look forward to Saturday – a great opportunity to give everyone a boost, a big three points and hopefully get back in the mix with a top two.

“The club’s in a great position. In the year and a half I’ve been here, I think you’ve seen a continual development – on the football side and the club as a whole.

“Crowds are getting bigger and they seem to be buying into what we’re trying to achieve. The team has definitely developed – we’re not the finished article yet but you can see the progress we have made.

“Anybody coming in will be, I’m sure, excited at the prospect of working with the group we’ve got.”

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