FOOTBALL | Wildig praises Lads Club’s team spirit

Hereford Lads Club have another important home match this weekend with Moreton Rangers the visitors to the County Ground.

We’ve caught up with Kalum Wildig to gauge his thoughts on Tuesday nights victory over Hereford FC and his hopes for the rest of the season.

Q) Tuesday night was fantastic for all involved with Lads Club. Will it be easy to return your focus to league matters ahead of another big match this Saturday?

A) Yes it was a great result for everyone involved and will hopefully give us a push towards the end of the season. That game is over now though and I’m sure all the boys will be focused on the game Saturday with the aim of getting another three points. 

Q) With Pegasus facing Malvern, you have a great chance to close the gap on at least one of them with a victory. Is their belief in the team that you can push for not only promotion but to be champions?

A) With the squad we have it’s definitely a target of ours to place as high as we can in the league. We have a lot of very good players and believe we can compete with whoever we play against. Becoming champions and promotion would be great, but we have to win games in order to do that, so the main focus is winning each game as they come, that’s the best we can do and if we can do that I’m sure we’ll be there or there abouts. 

Q) The whole squad put in an exceptional performance on Tuesday and are quite rightly getting plenty of praise. If you had to pick one player from Tuesday that stood out, who would it be and why?

A) I thought a lot of the boys put in good performance the other night, but if I had to pick one it would be Adam Hockey. He gives us a lot going forward and can create opportunities out of nothing, which sometimes when we are on the back foot is vital for us.

Q) Honestly, at 2-0 down after 8 minutes, did you fear the worst?

A) It’s hard not to fear the worst when you concede two goals that early on, however after recent results where we’ve fallen behind but still managed to get a result we all still had belief. I think that’s been a big positive over recent weeks, although we’ve gone behind in games which is something we need to work on, the fact that we’ve managed to pull ourselves together and get ourselves back in the game is definitely something we can take going forward.

Q) You drew 3-3 at Moreton Rangers earlier in the season. What do you expect from the visitors this weekend?

A) The result earlier on in the season was very disappointing for us because we were leading 3-1 with only a few minutes to go on a very difficult pitch. They’re a very physical team and caused us some issues from dead ball situations. We need to look at that as something we need to cut out but I believe with the hard work and determination we’ve had in recent weeks, we should definitely feel confident going into the game.

Q) You’ve has some great attendances at home recently. What does it mean to the lads to see so many people turning up to watch?

A) It’s been brilliant for everyone involved with Lads Club to see the attention on social media and the attendances weve had recently. I’ve been with the club for 10 years now and when I started you’d be lucky to have a few parents and friends watching so to see attendances around the 300/400 is great. The motivation that gives the boys is clear to see out on the pitch. Hopefully we show our appreciation to the people who come to watch us with the performances we give on the pitch.