Richards: 'Everyone is positive and focused on the next game in the league at the weekend'

Richards: 'Everyone is positive and focused on the next game in the league at the weekend'

By Robert Winterbottom
15 October 2019
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Full back looks ahead to Saturday's game.


Summer signing Jordan Richards has made the right back spot his own since his arrival from Southport in the summer, and has put in some astute defensive displays as well as contributing further up the field with a number of assists.

In a campaign that has so far seen the Celt Army hold their own among the play off contenders Jordan has started all 14 league and cup games this season, and opened his scoring account for the club in the 3-0 victory at Bradford (Park Avenue).

Jordan spoke to farsleyceltic.com ahead of this weekends fixture away at Alfreton Town this weekend and started by discussing the disappointment of last weeks FA Cup defeat to his former club, as he said: “Everyone was disappointed after the game, it would have been nice to have a run in the FA cup but it’s gone now, and as a squad everyone is positive and focused on the next game in the league at the weekend.

“Following the match week we had two tough training sessions, it was what everyone needed especially with us having no game on the weekend with the Kidderminster game being called off. The gaffer gave us Saturday off, but we will train hard again this week for Saturday.”

Jordan can see the positives and negatives of having the Kidderminster game called off, as he added: “In the MANarama North there are some months you’re playing every Saturday (and) Tuesday which is tough, so to have a little break was nice I must say.

“But on the other hand after the FA Cup game, I’d have perhaps preferred to have had a game because I think the best way to put that game to bed would have been to go out and put a performance on and get three points. It’s given us chance to re group as a squad and we are ready for Saturday.

“Alfreton have had a great start to the season and have some good experienced players at this level but so have we. Everyone knows it will be a tough test but I think to go there and win is all that’s on our minds. We’ve already shown we can compete with the teams at the top of this league.”

Following his summer move Jordan is clearly enjoying his move to the Citadel, commenting: “I love it. Since I’ve came (sic) in everyone at the club has been fantastic. We have a great group of lads and staff in the squad and I’d like to think I’ve fitted straight into that.

”Personally for us I think it’s been a fantastic start to the season, to be sat in the playoff positions is great, but there is a long way to go and we need to maintain these levels, consistently and also I think there is still more to come.”

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