Craig Harrison, the Director of Football at The New Saint has been speaking about both his highest and lowest point of the 2013/2014 season thus far.
‘After last season when we won the league by 22 points, we excelled in a number of departments but like I have said on numerous occasions, the vast points difference will never occur again. It may sound silly but we have improved on every aspect this season. We are one point better off at this stage of the season and we have only lost two league games, as opposed to four matches. We have conceded fewer goals and scored more this season. We are constantly improving and progressing, which is great and all we can do is concentrate on is continuing and working hard.’
The former Premier League defender added, ‘We are very proud of how we played against Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Champions League because we applied ourselves very well in both legs. We played really well and it was a great experience. I am also very proud of our six nil home victory against Carmarthen Town. We were five nil up at half time and played terrifically well. I am also proud that we are in the FAW Welsh Cup Semi-Final and that is something I really want to win this year after our loss against Bangor City in the Semi last season.’
Harrison, who has so far guided The Saints to success in the FAW Welsh Cup, as well as two Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League titles warned, ‘We need to ensure that we don’t have any complacency because the lowest point of our season was when we lost away at Newtown on Boxing Day. We had been on a good run prior to that game and I don’t think we played very well that day at all. We didn’t play well away at Prestatyn either but during that particular game we had a bad injury to Chris Marriott, therefore the only thing that was important that day was Mazza’s health and thankfully he was ok in the end. I was really disappointed, frustrated and angry with the performance against Newtown so that is the lowest point of the season for me.’
The 36 year old also pointed out that his side have actually improved this season, ‘When we won the league last season, people were saying is it possible that we can improve but in terms of goals scored and goals conceded etc, we have improved. The only thing is that Airbus have also improved so we have to make sure that we are one step ahead of them at all times.’