Taunton Town Preview

Steve Carley of the Worcester News wrote the following preview.

Changing the mentality of Evesham United’s players has been high on the agenda since Paul West returned as manager.

When West took over from Matt Clarke for his second spell in charge last month, he was concerned that the team felt that winning promotion would come easy to them. He also thought their new Jubilee Stadium home had given them a false sense of invincibility and was not happy with their fitness levels.

However, he is continuing to address the problem and believes he is beginning to get the message across ahead of tomorrow’s visit of lowly Taunton Town in Southern League Division One South West.

“You haven’t got any divine right at any level to beat anybody, you’ve got to earn it,” said the manager, whose 11th-placed side lost 2-1 at Shortwood United on Tuesday.

“You have got to work hard, win headers and make passes – if you are sloppy you are going to get punished.”

West was also critical of player attitudes, something he says was highlighted by defender Henry Eze opting to join Premier Division crisis club Kettering Town, a team 19 points adrift at the bottom and playing their home games in Corby.

“A lot of the attitudes have disappointed me in the last month so as far as I am concerned, good riddance,” he said.

Evesham are still without striker Roland Agbor for the Taunton match because of a broken wrist.

Dean Coleman has joined Halesowen Town and Lee Osbourne has joined Stourbridge.  Score updates today on Twitter @EveshamUnitedFC