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Give Hill time urges Bound

by: theterras

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SKIPPER Matt Bound insists he is unfazed over this season’s managerial merry-go-round at the Wessex
Stadium.

The big defender has seen previous bosses Steve Claridge and Steve Johnson both sacked during a hit-and-miss Conference South season.

Now Garry Hill is the next manager trying to bring the good times back to Radipole Lane, and Bound is calling on Terras chiefs to give the former Dagenham and Redbridge boss time to get it right.

He told Echosport: “I was a bit disappointed when I heard the news Steve Johnson had been sacked, I certainly didn’t expect it.

“We haven’t been on the best of runs recently but a lot of that is down to the fact there’s been so many changes at the club in the last few months.

“But the appointment of Garry Hill is a good appointment because he is a proven winner who wants to bring in more professionalism and discipline to the club.

“What I hope is that he gets time to settle down and carry out his work.

“The club desperately needs some stability now after all the recent upheaval.

None of the really successful clubs chop and change their managers all the time but we’re in a results business and we were not getting results.”

Bound, a leading contender for the Terras player of the season, says it is vital Hill’s rein starts with positive results at Maidenhead today and when they host Hornchurch on Monday, 3pm.

“The defeat to Newport at the weekend was big disappointment because once again we played badly at home.

“The danger is now that we’ll become embroiled down at the bottom of the table but we’ve got to dig in and make sure that doesn’t happen.

“Good results in the next couple of games will really lift the spirits and move us back up the table.”

Despite seeing two managers sacked in his first season with Weymouth, Bound says all the changes at the Wessex Stadium have not overly concerned him.

“It doesn’t worry me that much because I’ve been at Swansea and Oxford, two clubs who have been in far worse situations than we are now,” he said.

“At Swansea players went unpaid and there were sackings all over the place and this season has been a breeze compared to that.”

Bound added: “When Steve Claridge signed me in the summer all the talk in the club was of promotion and getting up to Conference National.

“At the back of my mind I thought back then that perhaps too many people were being a bit over optimistic about our chances this season.

“You can’t just assume you’re going to be up there challenging for honours – you have to respect your opponents and realise every game will be a battle.

“So it’s not really a huge surprise to me that we’re mid-table, although obviously I’d like to be a lot higher.

“The goal now should be for us to consolidate in this league and rebuild in the summer ready for a good go next season.”

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