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SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Phillips backs Bluebirds boss
11:48am Friday 1st March 2013 in Sport
CHIPPENHAM’S Lee Phillips is backing the vision of the Bluebirds management and wants fans to do the same.
Phillips netted twice as Nathan Rudge’s side came back to draw 2-2 at Bedworth last Saturday and also got on the scoresheet in Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat at Bashley.
Chippenham are just four points clear of the drop zone in the Southern Premier ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Barwell at Hardenhuish Park.
And striker Phillips thinks that the first step to his side finishing the season on a high will be to get their challenges right at the back.
“I think all the lads would say that I’m a big character in the changing room and I want to win games but foremost, I want Rudgey and Feyer (Richard Fey) to do well,” said Phillips.
“They’re great lads and it’s their first season in management. They’re building a side and fans have got to be patient with them because, from what they’re telling me, they’re building something very good for the future.
“At the minute we’re conceding a lot of goals from silly free-kicks in stupid positions in our own half. Rudgey and Feyer are working on it every week in training and I’m sure they’ll get it sorted for next season as well.”
In Division One South & West, Cirencester welcome Clevedon this weekend and boss Brian Hughes is hoping to capture revenge on home turf.
“Clevedon turned us over at their place, but it came two days after Matt Sysum left the club and we were a bit unsettled,” he said.ow, I am as comfortable with my team as I have been for ages.”