Ferrell – “We were a different class”
By Andrew McDonnell
Bedlington Terriers manager Andy Ferrell was left pleased with how hard his players worked in their win over West Allotment Celtic, claiming the side were a “different class” in the game.
The 32-year-old has now challenged his players to continue their recent form ahead of some difficult fixtures and he stated that they will not be giving up without a fight.
“We played well, we could have score more even with 10-men. I was pleased with the lads’ attitude with how hard they worked and it was a very pleasing result,” Ferrell said.
“It is certainly signs of improvement, but we aren’t getting ahead of ourselves just yet, we still have a mountain to climb.”
“We will not stop fighting until we are safe, this is a club that needs to stay in the first division.”
Although the Terriers remain in the bottom three, the gap between themselves and the top of the “mini-table” is now just three points after three wins in their last four league games.
Ferrell added: “Everyone will tell you that we crumbled and folded in games, conceding goals, and I have questioned commitment at times, but certainly not in the last five league games.
“I have never questioned my players’ ability, I believe we are good enough to survive and it just showed today that the players we have are good enough.
“We have got ourselves in this position and we can get ourselves out of this position. No one has the given right to survive in this league, it comes through hard work, desire and commitment.”
Ferrell’s men hadn’t played a league game since December 19, and he has challenged the players’ commitment once or twice this season, but “couldn’t fault” it over the last five games.
He added: “Everyone will tell you that we crumbled and folded in games, conceding goals, and I have questioned commitment at times, but certainly not in the last five league games.
“We have had players putting their head where probably they shouldn’t have been putting it, bodies on the line, that is what you do in a dog fight though, all credit to the lads.”