Widdrington: My young players don’t get paid so get off their backs

Tommy Widdrington

Tommy Widdrington

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Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington is fed up with hearing negative comments from the home crowd aimed at his young players.

Widdrington hit back at a section of supporters following their recent 4-1 home defeat to Margate at Priory Lane on Tuesday night.

The Borough boss said, “I just hope it doesn’t knock their confidence. It is a little frustrating at times hearing the negativity around me.

“People are throwing out comments and it just unwarranted. The people that were getting grief the other night were young lads and I’ll say it, they don’t get paid.

“They don’t get paid to play football for Eastbourne Borough.

“They travel distances to train and play and put their necks on the line for this football club so I think people need to wind their necks in a little bit and realise what they are watching and what we are doing here.

“And if they ever want to ask me why I do what I do, I will be absolutely honest with them and tell them and I’ll do it face to face.”

Of Saturday’s league clash at Oxford Widdrington added, “We have had them watched. They have had a great start. They pass the ball well, they are a very attacking side, they score lots of goals it will be a tough proposition. It will be a long trek an early start but the lads will be prepared the best we can.

“Sam Beale will be back after his suspension, Nathan Collier is still touch and go at the moment.

“We will go there with what we have and if we can’t win it, we will try not to lose it.

“But one thing is for sure, there will not be one person who will not be giving their all for the club.”