The Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division and Division One witnessed it’s first casualties of the season as unexpected snowfall hampered progress and saw a majority of fixtures postponed. With FC Humber’s trip to Rotherham based, Parkgate Football Club one of the many fatalities of the recent bouts of wintery weather, Club Manager Dave Haley was on hand to address his time with the Club. 

Now closing out his opening month in the dugout, it has proven to be an interesting time to say the least as we now begin to witness the hard work come to fruition. Opening discussions with Dave, the gaffer spoke on his time with the club thus far: “Despite the results I have enjoyed been back in the dug out at FC Humber, everybody has been very welcoming at the Club and we are all working together to take this ambitious club forward. It has been a very challenging first few weeks; results haven’t gone our way but we have given all our current players a chance to prove they are good enough to continue with us on our journey up the league.” 

Squad Strengthening…

“My thoughts on where we are at, are, are reflected by our position in the league; defensively we are very poor but we have some very good attacking players that we need to keep hold of and build a solid defensive base behind them.  We have addressed this by signing 5 very good young defenders, one, Charlie Ryder came on against Hull City and didn’t put a foot wrong, Harrison and Ellis played against Swallownest and strengthened our defensive unit.  This week we are looking to sign a more experienced defender that has played at a higher level to further strengthen our defence and we are also in talks with a very experienced central midfielder to strengthen the spine of our team.”

Club additions…

“The players that I have brought in are all quality young players with the potential to progress with the club as we go up the leagues.  They are all very good technical players with loads of energy, the only attribute they lack is probably the physicality which is why we are looking to sign a couple of older players for the spine of our team to help the younger players with the physical battle and therefore help them to develop.”

The festive period…

“I feel that, under my leadership, this festive period is going to be a very good one for the club. With all our new signings beginning to gel we will start to get the results we want and we will start progressing in the right direction.”

With the recent efforts implemented, the club very much look forward to continuing a collaborative approach alongside Dave and feel strongly that his methods and approach align with that of the club. If the early indications are anything to go off, then there is know doubt the club will thrive not only at this level but show progression in future seasons. For further information, we extend an opportunity to all in viewing the club’s official website: fchumberunited.co.uk

Tom Devereux | Media Executive | FC Humber United

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November 28, 2021