O’Connor calls for strong finish

Reaction from the 2-2 draw with Southport on Easter Monday….

Jimmy O'Connor

JIMMY O’Connor wants to see Harriers “finish the season off right” against Guiseley on Saturday after Monday’s 2-2 draw at Southport.

O’Connor took charge of the game at the Merseyrail Community Stadium over Easter following the departure of Mark Yates.

Despite the swift change in circumstances, players and management adapted perfectly and put in a committed shift to take a share of the spoils from the meeting with the Sandgrounders.

O’Connor was quick to praise that aspect of the performance when he spoke after the game.

He commented: “The attitude from Sunday morning through to right now has been second to none from the boys.

“It’s never an easy position to be in as a player with chances in manager and staff around you, but the way they dealt with it has been fantastic.

“They deserved to win the game today, I thought, but they definitely didn’t deserve to lose it.

“The character we showed after going behind twice was brilliant, and to go on and try and win the game, right to the final whistle, says a lot about them.”

Harriers now look to finish the season off on the right note when they entertain Guiseley at Aggborough this coming weekend.

The Lions are safe from relegation but they, too, will want to ensure they sign off in style, leaving an entertaining prospect in store when the two meet.

“…I’ve said that it’s important we finish the season off right…” Jimmy O’Connor

O’Connor was insistent that Harriers have to maintain a good level of performance and standards right up to the final whistle.

He went on to say: “It has been a disappointing season, on the whole, but from Sunday to now is all I’m going to comment on.

“The players have been fantastic in that time, and I’ve said that it’s important we finish the season off right.

“We’ve got training and a match on Saturday – so we have to do it right, conduct ourselves properly and show a bit of pride in ourselves.

“We’ve got to finish the week off right and see where that leaves us.”

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