Jimmy Shan: “They have been quite tactically astute…”
By Matty Paddock - 16/12/2019
Posted 8 months ago
REFLECTING on his first week in charge at Aggborough, boss Jimmy Shan has said he believes there is a platform for the team to build on moving forward.
The former WBA man has been in the hot-seat a little over a week having taken the helm on December 6.
Since then he’s overseen two matches, in addition to the previous couple he’d seen from the stands prior to coming into the club.
Looking back on that period and gathering his first impressions, the 41-year-old says he’s identified plenty of things that please him.
He commented: “That’s four games I’ve seen the players in, and I’ve worked closely with them for two, and it gives you a good insight into what they are.
“I have to say that my findings have been positive; they’re a good group and a hard-working group.
“There are a lot of qualities.”
Shan went on to state he has no qualms about his team’s ability to mix both the ugly side of the side of the game as well as the more aesthetically pleasing.
You’d need look no further than the 2-1 win at Guiseley last week for evidence of that, with the gaffer adding: “I have given them quite a lot of information in quite a short space of time.
“…hopefully we can use that as a platform to build on.” Jimmy Shan
“They have been quite tactically astute in terms of taking that on board, whether that be individually or collectively as a team.
“My way of playing, ideally, is to dominate possession and both games have seen positive spells.
“I thought we were excellent at Guiseley… hopefully we can use that as a platform to build on.
“from my very short time here so far, I’ve got no concerns that we’re not going to be able to be a dominant team but, if we need to have that fight and grit, I’ve got no issues with us in that sense either.”
Harriers are next in action when the team travel to Altrincham this weekend. Ticket and travel details are now available.