Kyle Jordan proud of how Worksop Town players have performed despite club's off-the-field issues

Worksop Town manager Kyle Jordan is proud of how his players have performed of late, despite off-the-field issues surrounding the club.

By Matt Brooks
Friday, 14th February 2020, 11:54 am
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 11:54 am
Tigers boss Kyle Jordan. Pic: Mike Holmes.
Tigers boss Kyle Jordan. Pic: Mike Holmes.

The Tigers beat Chasetown 3-1 at Sandy Lane just days after the club launched an appeal to help raise £30,000 to clear its debts by the end of the month.

And, while the club remain confident of reaching its target and hope Peter Whitehead takes over as chairman as a result, the team still has fixtures to uphold.

Jordan said: "The players have been asked to take a significant cut in their wages. The support I've had from the players has been magnificent.

"It's not an easy thing for me to be asking but it's a situation of needs must.

“The players have shown me huge support over the last couple of games because they're all going to be receiving less money.

"I know people will say 'it's not about the money' but it's money that they're expecting because that's what was agreed at the start of the season.

"It's not a massive playing budget by any stretch and it certainly isn't now - if we were spending what we are spending now for the course of the season then we'll be doing well to stay up.

"It's a huge credit to the players for sticking with me and sticking with the club through difficult times."

Worksop bowed out of the Integro League Cup on Wednesday night at the hands of NPL Premier Division side Matlock Town.

But the performance gave Jordan encouragement.

"I'm very proud of the players because at times like this it's very easy to go elsewhere," he said.

"It's difficult but they're all semi-professional footballers and once they get on the pitch it's all forgotten about. They've shown that over the last couple of games because they've been a lot better than they had been recently.

"I'm really proud of them."

And added: "It's far from ideal but it's sometimes things like this that can bring the boys closer together.

"It's my job and the rest of the staff's job to ensure there isn't just a honeymoon period and that it continues for the rest of the season.”