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Coach Nusum the key to Wolves revival

Wolves striker Vincent Minors jr. believes that the influence of new coach John Barry Nusum has added a new dimension to the team, something the striker said has been missing for the past four seasons.

The First Division team go into the FA Cup second round on the back of a solid first half of the season that has them six points off leaders Somerset Trojans and two points behind this weekend's opponents Robin Hood for the second promotion spot.

Nusum, who returned to his boyhood club during the off season, is one of the main reasons the side are in the position they are at the moment, still in both the Shield and FA Cup competitions, while also challenging for promotion honours.

For Minors, it was a welcome return for a long time friend who has changed the fortunes of the club in such a short period of time.

“We are coming together nicely at the moment, mixing youth and experience and trying to play a good brand of football,” said Minors. “We have John Barry at the helm and everyone is starting to listen to his instructions and get on the same page.

“I think we have been lacking a good coach over the past few seasons and John brings a lot of experience to the table for us.

“He has good technical and tactical awareness, the younger guys are listening to him and that is what is needed, the younger generation are little harder to get through to and when you have someone who has played overseas and they can see where they want to be, they will listen to that.

“You need the youth in the team to be in on the game plan and the structure of the team and he has brought a good unity and sense of calm to the side that has been missing.”

Wolves enter this weekend's match against Hood confident of getting a result, with their 5-1 win over the same opponents in the league something to hang their hat on.

Braces from Minors and Derrick Brangman gave Wolves that convincing victory over Robin Hood at Devonshire Rec..

While admitting he would prefer to have the easiest road to the final as possible, Minors reckons his side can be a match for anyone as long as they stick to the game plan laid out by their boss.

“We knew we could get anyone, but we preferred to get the easiest way possible into the next round,” he said.

“With that being said the draw gave us Robin Hood and we will take this in stride and prepare for it as best a possible.

“They have a new look team this year, I happened to get a look at them over the weekend.

“Things have changed for them and given the way we beat them in the league I'm sure they will want to get one over on us so we just have to stick to our game plan and we will be ok.”

n Two First Division games were played last night with Somerset Trojans beating Prospect United 3-1. Trevin Ming scored a brace, while Jensen Rogers also got a goal in the win. Jesse Belboda scored for Prospect.

Young Men's Social Club beat Hamilton Parish 2-1.

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Published December 16, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 16, 2010 at 7:31 am)

Coach Nusum the key to Wolves revival

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