The players are doing the club proud so we just need to finish as strongly as we can, says Croydon boss Harry Hudson
CROYDON manager Harry Hudson says it has been an interesting first season in charge of the club.
The Trams lost 3-2 at Cray Valley in the London Senior Cup (Sponsored by Coventry Scaffolding) Quarter-Finals on Wednesday night and they host Glebe tomorrow.
Croydon are in fifth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division with 40 points from 25 games, seven points adrift of leaders Sevenoaks Town, who have five games in hand.
“It’s been a journey, I think it’s been interesting,” said Hudson.
“Our young players have had to adapt to playing senior football and there’s a lot of organised sides in the league. There’s a lot of teams going for promotion with the league’s being restructured. I think most sides see it as an opportunity to go up.
“It’s been a challenge, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m extremely proud of our young players. The club is in a position where we’re trying to stabilise. I came in as a director nearly a year ago now and I had to make sure the club is stable and sustainable and we’re running with little to no budget and that is why we’re putting young players in.
“The players are doing the club proud so we just need to finish as strongly as we can. The league’s crazy, you don’t know who is going to be beat who!
“We’re probably going to target top-six but with a good run for us that could so easily turn into the top four and then you never know. I’m certainly very proud of the young players.”
Glebe are in fourteenth-place in the table with 31 points from 24 games.
“Again, it’s a hard fixture, you don’t know what you’re going to face,” said Hudson.
“We’ve played Glebe twice this year and we’ve beaten them twice. Away to Glebe was a real challenge, we won 1-0, didn’t play well, so it wasn’t a great victory for us and we won comfortably 5-0 so we don’t know what we’re going to face.
“If we replicate the second half performance (at Cray Valley) I don’t think there’s too many teams in the league that can take the control off us. I’m confident the tide will turn and the results will follow.”
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Croydon v Glebe
Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Saturday 10 February 2018
Kick off 3:00pm
at Croydon Sports Arena, Albert Road, South Norwood, London SE25 4QL