The Vanarama National South Manager of the Week reflects on a job well done.
It was another cracking performance from the Whites on Tuesday night as Havant & Waterlooville were the next team to fall by the new look Dover Athletic sword. 11 points from 15 and three successive clean sheets show that this group is certainly buying into the managers philosophy.
Our Gaffer was even named the Vanarama National South Manager of the Week after back to back 1-0 wins and clean sheets which prompted for Mitch Brundle to be given the award.
Speaking to Kent Online Sport, Brundle said ‘It’s been good,’ Brundle admitted after the Taunton game. ‘We are four unbeaten and could have won a couple more. We have changed personnel. Everything I have asked of the boys, they have done. You always come up short in certain games but, when they’re doing what we’re asking, you can accept it.’
The manager also heaped praise on his latest signing, Brandon Pierrick. ‘He hasn’t played a lot of football as of late. He got tired towards the end. But he brings something different to our armoury, he has electric pace. He’s so good in one versus one areas. He has fantastic ability – it’s now time for him to use that ability. He started at the top and wants to get back there. That’s what sort of player we are after. They can drop down the leagues but he’s humble.
Brandon’s a humble person, a nice person, and a good character. That’s what we want. He can be a huge player for us. He’s got something we have not got, which is raw pace. He lasted longer than I thought he would do. He has got everything to go back to where he was before. He’s a little gem.’
Luke Wanadio has had a mixed time of late. Placed on the transfer list with seemingly no future at the club but that hasn’t stopped Dover’s number 10 from knuckling down and doing the business on the pitch. Wanadio scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over the Hawks and was delighted with his contribution.
‘Obviously no one likes being transfer listed but I have to stay professional and now I am back in the team and we are playing well which is fantastic,’ said Wanadio. ‘I’m in good spirits and i’m very happy with how things are going at the moment and I think thats showing in my performances. I’m leaving everything out there and trying to work harder to help the team as much as i can whether that is scoring or assisting.’
Keep up the good work, Luke.