Hungerford Town's Danny Robinson feels 'something very special' as club continue National League South play-off push
Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson has admitted that there is ‘something very special’ with his squad after they moved into the National League South play-off spots.
The Crusaders registered a 3-0 home win over Hampton & Richmond Borough on Monday, with Ryan Seager (2) and Rhys Tyler on target.
The win has lifted Town to seventh place in the league and Robinson doesn’t want his side to take their foot off the gas.
“It is an incredible journey, from bottom of the table to going into the play-offs in the National League South.
“It comes with hardwork and I am not going to let my players off until the final whistle is blown.
“There is something very special with this football club and the players we have and it’s down to myself and my team to squeeze everything out of them.”
The Hungerford boss was impressed with his side as they responded to defeat against Chippenham Town last time out.
“We had a few choice words at training on Friday and a few choice words before the game because we dropped the standards I expect from the players and we got a reaction.
“Since I have come through the door, when we have lost I have always wanted to bounce back and we did that perfectly.”
Seager scored at the beginning of both half’s and Robinson felt the timing of the two goals were crucial.
“I thought in the first-half, the only thing we didn’t do was getting that second goal because we were quite dominant.
“Hampton are lethal and I had that horrible feeling that they might come and bite us a little bit, but the way we started both half’s was fantastic.
“That is exactly how I want things to be done, I want us to start off bright and well and we got our just rewards.”
Robinson made four changes to his squad and was able to do that given how competitive his team is this season.
“I would never have dreamt about taking James Rusby out and rotating, but it shows how strong our squad is.
“To have Matt Partridge, Kyle Bailey, Simo Mbonkwi and Curtis Angell all out just shows you because this year we have assembled a squad that can all start.
“There is not a single weak link in the squad and to a man they are a very good bunch and hopefully we can kick on.”
Hungerford knew a win would put them back into the play-off positions and Robinson admitted that it was the motivation his side needed, ahead of an away trip to Tonbridge Angels on Saturday.
“We are good away from home because 90 per cent of the time we are underdogs and we thrive off that and it’s good for the mentality.
“We don’t want to get beat and roll over to anybody,” he added.