Aldershot Town finish the 2020/21 Vanarama National League against King’s Lynn Town away on Saturday at 12:30.
Hear what First-Team Manager Danny Searle had to say in full:
Q: Danny last game of the season, important to end the season on a positive performance against King’s Lynn
“Yeah I think that’s what we want to do.
“We performed well last Saturday against Bromley, apart from the few little mistakes and some injury time that seem to come from nowhere, injury time on top of injury time that costs you the game.
“But the second-half performance from the lads was outstanding and we’ll look to take that into the last game of the season.”
Q: With it being the last game of the season, how do you reflect on how it’s gone and what do take going into next season?
“I think to be honest we haven’t really thought about the whole season as a whole and as a staff, we’re still focusing as we’ve still got a game to play and we want to give it the same amount of attention as we give every other game.
“Once that’s done, we’ll evaluate everything we’ve done this season, probably on the journey home! We’ll start talking about it and as I said, they’ll be six or seven weeks to get our ducks in a row looking forward to next season.”
Q: With some of the injuries we’ve got in some areas, it’s an opportunity for those who’ve been looking for a place in the starting line-up given the chance to impress from the start
“You’ve also got to warrant the place.
“I think that although it’s the last game of the season, from our perspective, there’s nothing really to play for either way.
“Good, bad or indifferent, it’s just something where we’re looking at characters of players. How they train this week going into the game, are they on the beach already? Or are they still taking things seriously?
“Because we know what type of characters we want in the building and we need to make sure that the boys that go onto the pitch on Saturday are the ones that deserve to be on the pitch.”
Q: We played them (King’s Lynn) here and they were a very good technical side despite where the league table suggests, so they’ll be a tough test regardless of where they are in the league
“I think there was a combination of two things.
“I think it was probably our poorest performance this season, alongside with them being very good and there’s always a chance that you’re going to allow a team to keep the ball the way they did if we defend the way we did.
“So, we do owe the team a performance to be fair.”
Q: They go into the game after the Solihull Moors as well
“As I said, I think we’re not worried about them too much and we try and focus on the fact that we want to finish the season as strongly as we can so all the focus will be on us.”