Lowestoft boss wants to give fans something to shout about at Meadow
Shirley D Whitlow
Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher is determined to give the Crown Meadow faithful something to shout about this afternoon.
The Trawlerboys return to the Meadow today after three tough away games in which they have won one and lost two.
Gallagher admits he will be glad to get back in front of his own supporters, whose expectations have been curtailed this season due to the financial cutbacks at the club.
“It will be good to be at home after three long away games,” said Gallagher, whose side take on Metropolitan Police. “We’ve had great support in our last couple of games at home and the boys deserve that. We really want to give our supporters something to shout about.
“The vast majority of supporters understand the situation that we’re in – they can see that the boys are giving it their all.”
Gallagher admitted in the aftermath of Lowestoft’s 1-0 defeat at Tonbridge his squad has been “running on empty” in recent weeks.
Lowestoft’s resources are such that Gallagher must work with a small squad but the Blues chief admits that is starting to take its toll on his players.
“I thought we looked a bit lethargic – that could be down to our exertions over the season so far,” said Gallagher. “I have looked at our training this week. I think we are asking too much of the players if we want them to train hard twice a week before a match on the Saturday.
“I did feel that we were running a bit on empty and when I look back on our season so far it’s no great surprise.”
The Blues chief called into question the commitment of his players following the heavy defeat at Folkestone last month but understands the club is asking too much of some individuals recently.
“I left out Fisky (Andrew Fisk) on Saturday for his own good – he hadn’t fully recovered and I didn’t feel he would do himself any favours. We also rested Rossi Jarvis. We tried to get Fraser (Blake-Tracy) through the game, but that injury flared up in the game, which was unfortunate.”
Harvey Hodd is also a doubt for today’s home clash against Metropolitan Police with a hamstring injury.