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Wisbech St Mary boss Paul Hunt wants to follow up on a strong performance against Leiston Reserves when his side face Great Yarmouth Town this weekend

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Wisbech St Mary boss Paul Hunt is looking for his side to garner some momentum after picking up their first point of the season two weeks ago.

The Saints were without a Thurlow Nunn League First Division North fixture at the weekend - a gap which perhaps came at a poor time after they drew 2-2 with Leiston Reserves in a game they feel they should have won.

They are back in action this weekend when they host fellow strugglers Great Yarmouth Town and Hunt believes things are on the up.

Paul Hunt has praised his players
Paul Hunt has praised his players

“When you’re moving in the right direction, you’re always hoping the next game comes along quickly so you can keep riding that wave of motivation,” he said.

“We had a cracking training session on Saturday, which was well-attended. So we got some more work done and we’ll have another one Wednesday.

“When you’ve been without it for the week you’re really looking forward to the next game, so all the lads are buzzing.”

After a long period spent worrying about what problems the opposition could throw up, Hunt is trying to instil a greater degree of belief throughout the St Mary squad.

“We’re just looking at ourselves,” he said.

“I know a little bit about Great Yarmouth having played against them many times, but really the opposition doesn’t matter to us at the moment.

“We’re just working on what we’re going to do, and the big target will be to match the performance we had against Leiston.”

Since taking charge at The Saints, Hunt believes shifting that mentality has proved the most helpful in the bid to turn around their fortunes.

“Behind the scenes you’re trying to put things in place to make it a senior environment. But you can do that all you want, if the players don’t buy into that, it doesn’t make any difference,” he said.

“The biggest improvement has been the mentality of the players to take on board what we’re trying to do.

“They deserve massive credit for that, so the mentality is really clicking into gear and I couldn’t ask for more from the players.”

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