Greygoose backs Mildenhall’s promotion ‘statement of intent’

WINNING MENTALITY! Greygoose says Mildenhall Town wants to be the best club it can be.
WINNING MENTALITY! Greygoose says Mildenhall Town wants to be the best club it can be.

Mildenhall Town have applied for promotion to the Ryman League - which manager Dean Greygoose has labelled a ‘statement of intent’.

The Hall currently sit in 11th in the Thurlow Nunn Premier, 15 points off the top three.

But Greygoose is adamant that showing ambition will only spur the club on to move in the right direction.

“It’s a statement from the club,” he said.

“It shows what we want to achieve on and off the pitch.

“There’s no point sitting there not wanting to move up the leagues.

“It’s a statement of intent from the club.”

Greygoose admitted that his side’s six draws in the league to date may work against their hopes of promotion this season, but he hopes a winning mentality can see the side at least challenge.

“I’m only interested in being the best I can be, and I’m at a club that wants to be the best it can be,” he added.

“I’m not just here to get out of shopping on a Saturday afternoon, and I want people around me who think the same.

“I’m interested in players who want to improve and play at the top level, not just earn a few bob and play with their mates.”

Following the weekend’s 1-1 draw at Swaffham - which saw Matt Green on target - Greygoose is hoping Town can get back to winning ways on Saturday as they host struggling Walsham-le-Willows at Recreation Way (3pm).

“It’s a local derby and I’m looking forward to it,” he added.

“They’re at the wrong end of the table, so they won’t come here looking to roll over, they’ll want a reaction like we will.

“We just need to do what we’re capable of doing, work hard and look to win the game.”

n Soham Town Rangers ended their run of back-to-back defeats with a 2-2 draw at Tilbury on Saturday, Ben Sawyer and Ryan Horne on target in the Ryman League Division One North contest.

However, Tuesday saw them eliminated from the Cambridgeshire Invitational Cup following a 3-1 defeat at Wisbech Town.

On Saturday Rangers host Haringey Borough (3pm).

n Newmarket Town were beaten 2-1 at home by 16th-placed Saffron Walden Town in their Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division contest on Friday.

They travel to face Ipswich Wanderers, currently 12th, on Saturday (3pm).

n Ely City’s hopes of promotion from the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League First Division took a blow on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at a windswept Woodbridge Town.

Alex Theobold netted for City, but two late goals killed off their hopes of victory.

Third-placed Ely host Great Yarmouth Town, currently in second, on Saturday (3pm).