Gary Smith’s rallying cry to Tamworth fans

Tamworth joint boss Gary Smith has issued a passionate call to arms ahead of the new Southern League season.

The Lambs will be eyeing another campaign pushing for the title after two disrupted attempts in as many seasons.

Fans have had to patient for their chance to get back into football stadiums.

Tamworth fans are set to be waiting a little longer, with the club not starting pre-season until June at the earliest.

For Gary Smith, having a chance to see supporters again and have their backing can’t come soon enough.

“I’m rallying the fans to get behind the club as they have done for many, many years,” Smith said.

“We appreciate everything they do because the support they give us is second to none and we can’t wait to see them back in the ground as soon as possible.

“For those who usually support the Team Builder, we’d be very grateful if they could continue to do that as well because that will enable us as a management team to go ahead and secure an extra one or two players.

“We want as much support as possible for the quest we’re trying to achieve and we’re grateful for any support the fans can give us.

“It goes without saying that we appreciate the fans we have here. I’m not just talking about the support we get at The Lamb, the support we get when we travel away from home is crazy.

“You don’t see it usually at this level of football.”

Credit: Kieran Riley
Credit: Kieran Riley

It’s been a rollercoaster few years for the Lambs since dropping out of the National League North in 2018.

Smith and co-boss Andrew Danylyszyn stepped in following the departure of Dennis Greene and have done plenty to improve the fortunes of the club since.

But with the next season set to be one of the biggest in the club’s recent history, Smith says fans can be assured of the players’ intent.

“We’re going to measured by our success, that’s obvious,” Smith added.

“With the size of this club, it’s a cup final for many teams who come here to play against us. We want to give the fans something to shout about and continue the successful work we’ve put in place over the last two-and-a-half years.

“Nothing is guaranteed in football but we’re going to give it the best we can.

“We won’t jump the gun and say we’re going to do this or we’re going to do that – that would be foolish – but make no mistake we want to give it the best shot we can.”

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