MCNEILLY: Shots look to improve home form

After three National League fixtures unbeaten, Aldershot Town return to the EBB stadium to try and make it four in the league, and five in all competitions.

All three of Aldershot’s previous fixtures were on the road, and Shots at times have shone brighter on the road than they have at home.

Ahead of the fixture, McNeilly said “we have to turn our home form, our form in the time I’ve been at the club isn’t good enough.”

“At home we have a lot more of the ball, so we need to make sure when we keep the ball that we need to dominate games and we’re not open for transitions and being caught on the counter.”

McNeilly remained confident ahead of this fixture, saying “we’ve always been confident, we’re performing pretty well.”

“Even when we weren’t winning games, I thought we were playing well and got unlucky in some cases.”

“We’re finally ggetting the results which obviously is the most important thing.”

January is a busy time for transfers, and Aldershot have tipped their toes into the market.

Speaking about his additions, McNeilly said “I wanted to bring in some players who could fit in with our philosophy.”

“I thought we lacked centrally in midfield, and that’s not saying we weren’t good enough I just thought we lacked bodies.”

“There’s some real energy about the side and some real positivity about how we can play with a young side.”

Away from the new signings, Inih Effiong has been in fine form, and McNeilly was full of praise, saying “he’s worked really hard on getting into the right positions and hopefully it proves more dividends.”

“He’s got Jake breathing down his shoulders which must be a real positive thing for him.”

The full interview ahead of the clash against Oldham is available HERE.