Maamria: Nuneaton Progress Is There To See

Dino Maamria reckons Nuneaton Town are starting to show progress despite still sitting in the National League North relegation places.

Boro won 2-0 at struggling North Ferriby United on Saturday thanks to goals from Tom Elliott and Ashley Chambers and Maamria’s men are now three games unbeaten in the league.

Other results meant Nuneaton remain in the bottom three but the boss is confident that will soon change.

“The progress is there to see now,” Maamria said following Boro’s first away victory of the campaign.

“We’re unbeaten in four having won two and drawn two (including the FA Trophy win over North Ferriby).

“We look a lot more solid at the back. It’s a work in progress and we’re still looking to get better.

“We’re covering every aspect of the game in training and that means the players take plenty of confidence into the matches.

“We’re still in the same league position we were when I took over but we’ve taken a good amount of points in the five games.

“The team is going in the right direction. I’m not looking at the table right now. If we continue playing like we have in the last two games, we’ll be where we deserve to be at the end of the season.”

Maamria was tasked with turning Nuneaton’s season around following the shock exit of Tommy Wright to National League North rivals Darlington in late October.

The ex-Northwich Victoria and Southport boss admits it hasn’t been plain sailing but is happy with how things are shaping up at the LDJ Solicitors Stadium ahead of Saturday’s tough game against high-flying Harrogate Town.

“Tommy left out of the blue and when I took over there were certain issues,” Maamria added.

“It was difficult in two or three aspects. The team wasn't doing well when Tommy left. They were losing games and the dressing room was a little bit divided - they had their problems.

“We’ve moved three or four players out and are trying to bring new blood into the team to improve us.

“Harrogate are one of the big hitters in the league. They’ve got a big budget but we’ll be ready. If we show the right application, we can beat anybody on the day.”

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