Simon Weaver: I back myself to turn round Harrogate Town’s fortunes

NADV 1411222AM1 Harrogate Town V Worcester City. Lewis Turner. (1411222AM1)
NADV 1411222AM1 Harrogate Town V Worcester City. Lewis Turner. (1411222AM1)

Simon Weaver defended his position as Harrogate Town manager following the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to lower league FC United.

Town were dumped out of the FA Trophy in the first round proper after a second abject display in as many weeks. It was Town’s eleventh defeat this season and the third time Weaver’s men have lost by four goals. They sit 13th in Vanarama North

Travelling supporters voiced their concerns from the terraces at Bower Fold throughout the second-half.

However Weaver, who will celebrate his 37th birthday at Tamworth on Saturday, said his confidence-deprived team would bounce back and the club remained in full support.

He said: “I have been in the game since I was 16. I understand that if you lose two on the trot, there’s going to be ‘Weaver Outs’.

“I do back my professionalism, organisation and will-power. I have great resolve, great contacts in the game that want to help. In terms of pressure from above, there isn’t any. The only pressure is the pressure I put on myself. We are very together as a club. We have come a long way off the pitch in terms of building up a creditable club at this level.

“I put pressure on myself because I want to do well, more so than how other people want me to do well. That has to be more pressure than anywhere else.”