It's good to talk, says Biggleswade Town boss Nunn

The Waders are currently inactive due to the national lockdown

Thursday, 19th November 2020, 9:20 am
Updated Thursday, 19th November 2020, 9:22 am
Biggleswade Town manager Chris Nunn

Chris Nunn believes communication has and will continue to be the key for his Biggleswade Town squad during the national lockdown.

The Waders, along with every other club from Step 3 and below, are currently in the middle of an enforced break from training and match action due to the current restrictions imposed by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Hopes remain high that grassroots football will be able to return when the lockdown ends on December 2 and it could well be the case that Biggleswade’s first order of business will be their Buildbase FA Trophy first-round clash with Bedford Town before the Pitching In Southern League Premier Central resumes.

But, for the time being, Nunn has put his trust in his players to stay fit and ensure they are ready once football is able to resume.

However, the Waders boss firmly believes keeping his squad’s spirits up is even more important than their physical fitness.

“Times have changed a bit,” Nunn said.

“Maybe if I go back 10 to 15 years the boys would be in the bar and the first thing they would do is buy a pint. Now it’s shakes and things like that and they are really starting to look after themselves.

“You have to trust players anyway, even during the season and our boys will be doing the right things.

“If you worry too much about what they are doing then you would never sleep at night. You expect everyone to be professional and do everything they can.

“Each club will have their own way of doing things but we are trying to communicate with our boys daily just through messaging each other.

“We want to keep them talking. I think the mental side of things is even more important than the physical side of things in the current circumstances.

“We have some young lads who live at home with their parents and some who are at university so we just try to communicate with them as best we can.

“I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way of doing things but I just want the players to know they can contact me whenever they need it.”