COOK’S CORNER

Billy Logan in action at Dinnington. Picture by Lea Houlihan,

Billy Logan in action at Dinnington. Picture by Lea Houlihan,

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The views of Bridlington Town manager Mitch Cook after the 2-0 FA VAse at Dinnington

“SATURDAY was probably our worst performance of the season, we didn’t play well but you have to give them a bit of credit.

“We weren’t at the races, and it was a potential banana skin, but we got through, and there are a lot of teams who are not able to say the same.

“We spoke beforehand and said that it was all about getting into the next round.

“It was universally accepted that we didn’t do very well, and I am not really a believer in the saying ‘it is the sign of a good team when they play badly and win’.

“As a manager I think the best teams are the ones who play consistently well.

“In the next round we have drawn Gillford Park. They are miles away and we know nothing about them, but I have got somebody who will go and watch them at an away game.

“This Saturday, we face a long trip to Long Eaton. One good things is that we have got the long journeys out of the way before the weather gets too bad or for midweek matches.

“We’ve already been to Retford, Arnold and Liversedge.

“We will be understrength again with Tom Fleming unavailable and Nathan Cook unlikely to be fit, but hopefully we will be able to call on Lee Wright and Ged Dalton.

“Our lads need to get the bit between their teeth. We have done very well on our travels after Maltby Main, and we just need to get through this period and soon we will have some key players back.

“I believe Wayne Wallace is back in the country and hopefully he will come training tonight, and we are trying to get international clearance to come through.

“it will be another body because we only had three outfield subs on Saturday.

“One of those was Darren Clough who we have brought in. He did well in his half an hour.

“He is only 21 and I have known him since he was 11. He is small, but very quick, and when he is good, he is very good.

“The New Year fixture against Scarborough Athletic has been moved from January 2.

“I said before it would be a shame if the games had to be cancelled because of the weather, and you only had to look at the conditions at that time last winter.

“Plus the proximity of the two games wasn’t ideal. They are big enough fixtures to get a good crowd whenever they are played.”