I know fans have been frustrated but we’re progressing, insists boss Wormull

Jack Walder v Lowestoft
Jack Walder v Lowestoft

Simon Wormull said he understood Rooks fans had been frustrated with the side’s lack of success on the pitch this season – but insisted the continued “progress” of his team meant supporters could look forward to plenty more wins like Tuesday night’s throughout the rest of the campaign.

Rooks boss Wormull said his young side deserved to beat Lowestoft on their first half showing alone, and added that they would only get better as the season progressed.

“I think after the first half, we totally deserved to come in winning, to be honest with you,” he said. “We created a lot of chances.

“It was a good goal we let in but our response again was fantastic – we got a cracking goal and Brinky (Steve Brinkhurst) absolutely tore them apart – as did other players as well.

“It’s probably one of the best games I’ve seen Ben Godfrey play. He led the line fantastically and it complemented James Fergany for getting into dangerous areas.

“Second half, we’re thinking: ‘They’ve gone down to 10 men, we’re expected to go and win’, and I think it’s a natural thing to get panicky and you get to 78 minutes and it’s still 1-1 and you think, is it going to happen again (see Saturday’s report inside the paper)?

“But I think we were in control of it, to be honest, without creating numerous chances in the second half.

“The thing is, in the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of frustration from fans, a lot of frustration from people around the club that we’re not picking up the wins. But again, even though we’ve won a game today, it’s (about the) progress.

“We’ve progressed again today. The performance has progressed – and that’s all I can ask for, because I think as we go on in the season we’ll pick up lots more wins, of course we will. We’ve got a very talented squad.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s trip to Met Police, he said. “They’ve have had a fantastic season so far, so it’s a big game. I think we can take a lot of positives from this game into there, we’ve just got to make sure we’re careful with injuries. Louie Hamilton’s got a little bit of a pulled hamstring, the same with Brinky, so we’ve just got to look after them this week and make sure we’ve got them ready for Saturday.”