Pre-Match Interview with Caretaker Manager Paul Maitland

Josh Barton of theterras.com caught up with joint Caretaker Manager Paul Maitland ahead of Friday’s game with Chesham United.


Josh Barton: Hi Paul, thanks for joining us. It’s been a strange couple of weeks for the club. Can you just sum up the general mood?

Paul Maitland: It has been a turbulent period for the whole club, the players, the staff, the supporters, everyone. It always is when a manager leaves. The players have a responsibility to give their all for the final three and everyone at the club needs to resume their responsibilities.

JB: Tuesday night put us all through the emotions. Was there a sense of relief when Zubar headed in the winner?

PM: Obviously there was. I felt Tuesday night summed up our season but of course there was relief to get the late goal and win the cup.

JB: What was the mood amongst the players after the game on Tuesday?

PM: A sense of relief. A sense of frustration. It’s always nice to win a trophy though, no matter what competition.

JB: We go up against Chesham Utd at the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow. Any early team news?

PM: After a gruelling trip last Saturday and 120 minutes on Tuesday we may look to freshen things up a bit. Charlie Davis is a slight concern after hurting his ribs on Tuesday. We are asking the players to come in a bit earlier so we can have a look at them. Dean Evans will return to the squad after being suspended.

JB: Have you spoken to anyone at the club about your own future?

PM: Yes I have. Mark, Micky and myself will be here until the end of the season.