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Wisbech boss says talk with players laid foundations for victory

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A clear the air talk after Wisbech's disappointing home defeat to Histon last Tuesday laid the foundations for a welcome victory against Cambridgeshire neighbours Yaxley today (Monday).

Manager Brett Whaley said nothing was left in the dressing room after the discussion following the Fenmen's poor display against The Stutes.

Whaley told the Citizen: "We had a really long chat as a group after Tuesday night and we explained our expectations and we felt that cleared the air.

Happy manager Brett Whaley
Happy manager Brett Whaley

"We do feel a bit hard done by with the injuries and illness we've had over the last few weeks, but the pressure was starting to build on us. With sickness bugs, tonsillitis and Covid, we've lost 11 players in five league games and it's tough.

"On Saturday at Chasetown we had no luck but I felt the lads put in a real shift and I wanted to back that up in front of our home supporters.

"Jonno (Fairweather) has been carrying an injury for a week, Azza (Hart) has not been fully fit and Layton Maddison and Toby Allen also, but they went through it today for us when we really needed them.

Coach Jonny Pearce celebrates victory
Coach Jonny Pearce celebrates victory

"Not just the lads who started, but those who came on too, so, as a group, that was a really impressive performance.

"Cong made a great save at 2-1, Toby scored his goals but, more impressively, led the line brilliantly with a terrific work rate, and Layton put in a really big, mature performance.

"Yaxley had six points out of nine before today and there'll be some walking wounded after that performance but we'll patch them up before Sunday (FA Cup clash at Baldock Town) and go again."

Wisbech boss Brett Whaley congratulates his players after victory
Wisbech boss Brett Whaley congratulates his players after victory

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