Wing wizard to pull more wins out of hat

Bamber Bridge Vs Prescot Cables'Saturday Oct 15'by Stefan Willoughby ''Ryan Salmon
Bamber Bridge Vs Prescot Cables'Saturday Oct 15'by Stefan Willoughby ''Ryan Salmon

Bamber Bridge FC assistant boss Neil Reynolds believes there is not a better right winger in non-league football than their own wizard Alistair Waddecar.

For more then a year, the ex-Lostock St Gerard’s ace has been earning rave reviews from the QED Stadium faithful, but experienced midfielder and coach Reynolds believes Waddecar is living up to his promise.

He said: “Ally has been one of the reasons for the success we have been having. We have won four out of the last five matches, and Ally has been impressive.

“I read a lot about the money being given for top wingers who can beat people, and Ally falls into that category,

“It is only going to be a matter of time before someone decides to dig deep in their pockets to pay a lot of money for him. I am not saying he will go, but it would cost a bit for us to let him go.”

Reynolds believes Brig are in good form and says that most bosses would have taken their start to the season, apart from a few blips against Salford and Warrington.

He said: “We are ninth with 17 points, and in the FA Trophy against Sheffield, on Saturday. We have a low budget, but the longer we are in the cup, then I think more money could be available.

“I think our success is down to having a settled squad of 18 or 19 players, who have been here since June, and we are all gelling now.

“We seem to have a bit of continuity and we are pleased with the performances.”

However Reynolds does not want complacency to creep in. He said: “We are a top-10 side, and as long as we get good results, Crowie (Neil Crowe) and I will not be looking to make changes.

“We would rather be in the top 10 now and then as the season goes on creep into the promotion race. It is far harder to keep winning when you are setting the pace.”

Striker Ryan Salmon hit the back of the net twice against Cammell Laird, and Reynolds is impressed by his contribution.

He said: “Ryan has a great work-rate, and now he is scoring. I would not like to be playing against him, and he will get more goals.”