Roe glowing about being back with the Tigers

Worksop Town FC (yellow/navy) v Drolysden (red) at Sandy Lane. Result 3-0. Phil Roe
Worksop Town FC (yellow/navy) v Drolysden (red) at Sandy Lane. Result 3-0. Phil Roe

With several of the 2013/14 Worksop Town squad back at Sandy Lane, it’s starting to feel a little bit like last season all over again.

But the most recent returnee Phil Roe is hoping for a much better ending to the 2014/15 campaign, having experienced heartache last year.

The left-back has played twice for Tigers since signing from Matlock Town, and he’s keen to end what has been a difficult season on a high.

He said: “I’ve had a stop start season so far. I was injured all pre-season, and then struggling for games and fitness at Matlock.”

“That was the main reason to come here, get fit and enjoy my football again.”

And helping Tigers to take top spot in the NCEL come May would help the 23-year-old to erase painful memories of last season.

“The loss in the play-off semi-final still plays in the gaffer’s mind and anyone who was here,” he said.

“But the summer showed what a strong club Worksop is, and the main aim now is to bring the club and the fans some silverware at the end of the season.”

With so many familiar faces on the training pitch, Roe says he has settled straight back into life at the club.

“It feels brilliant,” he said.

“Ever since I came back to training I’ve felt right at home.”

“I’ve known the manager a long time, a few of the lads, and I’ve been really impressed – the standard in training is up there, if not better than last year.”