Frampton United manager Josh Loveridge has praised his players for continuing where they left off last season, after seeing his new side win all four of their opening four County League fixtures this season.
After finishing 2nd to the Lebeq United in the league last season, Frampton are one of three sides on 12 points at this stage of the season, with one of the others being Saturday’s opponents Gala Wilton. But despite the start Loveridge believes there is plenty more to come from his side.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better start in terms of the results, so I’m obviously delighted. However we are all fully aware that it’s just a good start and the exciting thing for me is that there is a lot more to come from the boys.
Obviously I only came into the role in the summer so to be able to pick up where the team left off last year is great and you have to give credit to the players really,” Loveridge added.
With a summer of change at a number of County League sides, Loveridge and assistant Buster Davies joined Frampton during the off-season and Severn Sport asked the former Brimscombe & Thrupp Development manager about what has changed at his new side.
“In terms of what’s changed, I can’t really speak for last season as I wasn’t here but from day one of us being at the club we have tried to make sure we are creating the right culture and to make sure we are all living by the same values and standards as far as Frampton United are concerned. The attitudes of the players have been excellent and being honest I couldn’t have asked for more so far.”
Two things that have been eye-catching about Frampton’s start are the start for forward Manolo Marquez Espada, who has 5 goals to his name already – but also the fact United have only conceded three league goals so far and boast the best defensive record so far and Loveridge has praised his side from back to front for their start.
“Mino [Espada] has started the season very well, but then again so have all of the lads. We have several players contributing goals so that bodes very well going forward. The lads at the back have all been fantastic too, including our goalkeeper so they deserve as much credit as the attacking players. And like I said before, it’s really exciting that there is more to come.”
On Saturday Frampton head to Gala Wilton for an early season top of the table clash and it will not only be our featured game but it will be a family affair for the Frampton manager, who expects a tough game.
“We know we are in for a very tough game but Gala will know that it’ll be tough for them too, which makes for a great contest. We are really looking forward to it, both teams are in good form so it should be a good game.
Its even more of an interesting one for me personally as my cousin, Brad Loveridge plays for them!”
Frampton United head to Gala Wilton this weekend in the Gloucestershire County League and it will be our featured game on Saturday. Kick off at 15:00