Andrew Danylyszn hopes Tamworth fans are noticing the improvement in the Lambs’ fortunes after he and joint-boss Gary Smith celebrated one year in the hot seat.
The pair took over from Dennis Greene last season after a string of poor results, and immediately set about resurrecting a promotion tilt.
And while a late push for the play-offs might not have materialised last season, things are a whole lot different now.
“We’re in the semi-final of a cup and we’re second in the league,” Danylyszn said.
“I think we’re doing a solid job. It’s so pleasing to be able to reflect and see where we are now from where we started – we’ve been working hard to make sure we’re successful.
“What is also pleasing is that the lads have bought into it and giving me and Gaz a platform to start out managerial careers, we’ve been so grateful for them since we’ve been here.”
Tuesday’s 6-2 Birmingham Senior Cup win over Solihull Moors was the ideal first birthday gift for the duo.
But with a huge crunch clash with promotion rivals Peterborough Sports on the horizon this weekend, Gary Smith believes the best might still be to come.
“There’s a lot of football still to be played and a lot still up for grabs,” he said.
“We’re in a good position – if you had asked us at the beginning of the season where we would want to be, I would have said about here.
“It’s going in the right direction and hopefully we can build some more momentum, starting Saturday, as we head into the business end of the season.”
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