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“We’ve Been Skating On Thin Ice With Some Of The Performances.” Baillie Assesses Season So Far

Thomas Baillie says Tamworth’s performances so far this season haven’t hit the heights they expect, but is adamant that will change in time.

The Lambs have had an indifferent start to the season after two wins, three draws and just one league defeat to Alvechurch.

And while Baillie admits results haven’t been anything to write home about so far, new additions and transfers have made things difficult.

“Over the last few week we’ve been skating on thin ice with some of the performances,” he said.

“But we can’t get a settled side at the moment and it’s becoming a problem. With all the injuries, suspensions and illnesses we just can’t get a settled team.

“We’ve not helped ourselves with suspensions, we know that. But we’ve got some fantastic players and we’ve clearly got some massive guts in the team. In the main this season, performances over the 90 minutes probably haven’t been good enough for what we expect.

Aaron Forde (Picture: Shirley D Whitlow/Eastern Daily Press)

“We’ve been good in parts but not so good elsewhere – but I think that’s the story of the league so far.

“Everyone is finding it a bit stop-start. Everyone’s worried about the league being suspended at any minute with what’s going on.

“We’ve got so much ability, but we just haven’t clicked, and we’ve been nowhere near our potential yet. You can look at it another way. We’ve lost two games since Christmas.

“We’ve got the quality, but we haven’t hit the heights yet this season, but nobody else in the league has either. Whoever wins the league this season can probably afford to lose nine or ten games because there’s that many teams who can take points off each other.

“I’m not, but if I was a betting man, I wouldn’t bet on this league.

“We’ve just got to up our game a bit. We’re not a million miles way but we’re not near what we’d expect from the group we’ve assembled.”

This interview was conducted before Saturday’s draw with Royston Town.

(MAIN IMAGE – Paul Barber/Tamworth Herald)

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