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Worksop Town manager Craig Parry is glad that his side now has a date to work towards after it was confirmed that the Tigers will return to league action on Boxing Day against Lincoln United.

By Devon Cash
Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 8:31 am
Tigers boss Craig Parry has welcomed a return to competitive football. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.
Tigers boss Craig Parry has welcomed a return to competitive football. Pic by Lewis Pickersgill.

The Tigers have not played competitively since their FA Trophy exit on Halloween, however, they have had several friendlies as they prepared towards a restart.

Parry believes that the news has given transparency for clubs to return to some form of normality.

“The date is the key part in having clarity and a date to all get our heads down and work towards a date and prepare ourselves for it so that we are ready to go on the 26th,” said Parry.

“It is going to be about drilling game time into our boys; I think by the time we get to Lincoln, our lads will have had five games, so that is more important to us than just getting on a training pitch.

“I think with the lads that we have recruited and the inner circle of the camp, I would hope that I do not need to give them any motivation and I think the last two friendlies have shown me that as well.

“I am quite happy with that side of things, but I think it does give everyone in the club and the fans a lift, knowing that we can get back to some normality and get back to football and get back to enjoyment with games at the ground with them cheering us on and people back in a happy place.”

Parry also believes it is essential that the season is concluded.

He continued: “I think it is vital that we somehow get the season over the line – I still think there are a couple of hurdles to oversee; I expect January and February to be tough.

“Not just because of the tier systems and various things that might happen, I think people’s grounds and weather will all make a big impact to it and we have got to be able to get games played from now until the end of the season.

“It is vital that we carry on and get the season finished for everyone’s sanity, and everyone’s pride and normality, that a season has finished and there is a winner and a loser that will be determined by everyone playing and the winner takes all.”

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