Ryan Hindley was left frustrated as the Tigers drew 0-0 to a newly promoted Swallownest Miners Welfare side in an uneventful afternoon at Sandy Lane.
Worksop were on top for the majority of the match but just couldn’t find the decisive breakthrough. Hindley was happier though after demanding an improvement performance last nights defeat to Brighouse, ‘Good to get a clean sheet today, happy as well with possession un-opposed but we just didn’t move it quick enough when we got in the final third. We created plenty of chances and I’d worry if we weren’t creating them I’m just a bit disappointed not to take any today’.
Worksop earned a first clean sheet of pre-season and the period has seen a lot in the 4 games it has brought us so far and today the boss opted for a 4-4-2 set up, Ryan is still experimenting on the field and says nothing is set in stone as yet ‘I’m still trying different things, we will try a 3-5-2 on Tuesday night. I need people to start taking games by the scruff of the neck now, if this was a league game I’d be taking the paint off the changing room walls because we’ve not scored goals. We created enough but we’ve still not performed to the levels that I want’.
Certain players have started to stamp their mark on the side and book their spot in the starting 11, notably Mitch Husbands who has impressed in a deeper role in centre midfield, Hindley though is still open in his selective process 3 weeks out of our first game against Hinckley AFC, he said ‘I’d still say every shirt is up for grabs, Jed Phillips has been great though so far. The boys have got another week to prove to me that they deserve to be at this fantastic football club. We’ve had over 80% possession today and had chance after chance, I treat every friendly as I would a league game so ultimately I am disappointed today and will be demanding more’.