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MOLESLEY: TOUGH TIMES THIS YEAR WILL MAKE US STRONGER

31 December 2020

Mark Molesley believes the best is yet to come from his side this season as we head into the new year.

Molesley himself has had a successful 2020, leading his previous club Weymouth to their second successive promotion and back into the National League, before earning himself his first job in the Football League at Blues.

And he said he isn’t one for looking back at what he’s achieved personally this year but if anything will use it as a great experience to improve and be better.

“I suppose the New Year is a time for reflection but I don’t really look back at all,” he said. “I don’t sit back and think about what’s happened.

“It’s always about what is next, the next day, the next game; there’s always something to take your attention. I’m not one who lives in the past.

“What I would say is I’ve always had the same work ethic, always wanted to be the best I can possibly be each day and see where it can take me.

“I suppose if I did have the chance to look back, it’s been one hell of a year and a really enjoyable one personally.

“I hope to use that experience I gained this year to hopefully be an even better version of myself next year.

"I've never been one to sit in my comfort zone, I've always wanted to challenge myself. It can be daunting leaving your comfort zone but outside that is where real growth happens.

"Tough times is where you learn and you grow as a person and I'm hoping to use all the experience that I'm gaining at the moment and previously to really put that to good use in the coming year.”

Blues begin the new year bottom of the table following defeat on Tuesday against Leyton Orient and head to Newport County on Saturday who currently occupy top spot in the League Two table.

And the Blues manager is excited for what’s ahead as he takes the club forward, out of a tough year on the pitch, into what is hoped a much brighter future.

“There’s a lot of football still to be played and our best football is yet to come,” Molesley added.

“The way we work, the more time we have on the training pitch and the more our ideas get implemented I really believe we’re going to get stronger.

“There’s been some tough times already but the attitude and mentality of the group has been fantastic.

“I like to think the hard times coupled together with some players coming back and perhaps a couple of others joining us on our journey, all of that coming together can really put the group in a good place going forward.”


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