Sports will carry on in the snow
CHARLIE Palmer will have the Mickleover Sports players in for training whether tomorrow's game at home to Chasetown beats the forecast snow or not.
With several new players added since he took over as temporary manager, Palmer thinks any time they spend together will be valuable.
"If there is no game, we can use the time usefully by training – especially when bringing new players in," said Palmer.
"It is good to have them train before their first game, so they can get to know their team-mates."
Sports secured their second successive draw last week, 1-1 away to Kidsgrove Athletic, and the result left Palmer with mixed feelings.
"I was pleased with the way we played in the first half," he said.
"We defended well and scored a good goal.
"But I was disappointed with the way the players responded to our half-time chat.
"When you have a one man advantage, you need to stretch the game, use the full width of the pitch and we didn't get the ball out to our wingers enough.
"Part of my job is finding out who can listen to my instructions and act on them. In the position we are in – third bottom in the league – players need to learn quickly what is asked of them."
Palmer is still viewed as among the favourites to land the Sports job permanently but the club were still understood to be interviewing candidates this week.
Several managers of other local clubs are believed to have applied and a full round of interviews was conducted last week – before further applications lengthened the process.