For a lot of players and clubs the suspension of the 2019/20 season left a bitter taste of frustration after working so hard but being left without a true conclusion, and Slimbridge’s Myron Turner was one of them.
Turner, who joined Slimbridge during the 2018/19 season from Longlevens, is still yet to complete a full season at Thornhill Park after seeing the 2019/20 season cut short – but whilst he admits to being left frustrated, Turner was left positive by what the Swans achieved.
“The season coming to an early finish was very frustrating,” said Turner.
“But it was out of our hands unfortunately and everyone’s health is more important.
“Overall our season was very good. We put some great performances in against some of the teams at top of the table, beating both Frome and Thatcham away and we were looking up the table which was great. We were well on course for the clubs highest ever finish!” Turner added.
At the point of suspension, Slimbridge were 12th in the Southern League Divison One South table and were 12 points off the play-offs, but were exceeding expectations after flirting with relegation in previous years.
Thanks to the introduction of the U18s and now Development sides, Slimbridge have brought in a much younger squad, including goalkeeper Lewis Adams who was playing for both the First Team and U18s after just turning 17 and it means that Turner finds himself as one of the experienced players in the changing room – a role he understands completely.
“Now being one of the older heads in the squad with the young players we have, its important to keep performances high and help the younger lads because the Southern League is tough. There’s no freebies and you’ve got to be at it every week. And last season more often that not we were doing that,” said the former Frampton United man.
Four months after the 2019/20 season was cut short Turner, like most players, is back in pre-season training with the first batch of friendlies to begin in the next week for our clubs and the midfielder admits he is hoping to help push Slimbridge up the table this season and ideally add goals to his game.
“It’s great to finally be back – especially now there’s a start date to aim for and pre-season games can be penciled in.
“It allows us to have aims for the coming season and for me it would be to keep the team progressing higher up the table and aim for the highest league finish and it would be great chip in with some more goals!” Turner added.