Colin Gordon vowed to ensure that “good times are just around the corner” after Kidderminster Harriers were relegated with a goalless draw at home to Barrow on Saturday.
Harriers picked up a second clean sheet inside a week and stretched a run to one defeat in seven games with the draw, but in the end it was little help to the bigger picture.
In truth, even a Harriers win wouldn’t have been enough owing to results elsewhere, meaning it was a painful afternoon for all concerned at Aggborough.
Colin was defiant about the future when he spoke at the final whistle.
He insists the club will continue to do what it has done well across the last couple of months, and applauded his young charges for their effort and commitment in today’s fixture.
“We know what the next stage is and we will continue to be brave,” he reflected.
“We will continue to bring kids in like Dan Sweeney and will continue to develop and bring in our own, and players who want to play the game the right way.
“I’ve said to the lads in there to appreciate what we do and what we are.
“The maturity we’re showing now is that we are all in it together; we even played two against four at the back because we wanted to go on and win the game.
“That’s the players’ mentality and they are so gutted for each other – and I’m so proud of them because they just kept trying and kept going.”
Of the future, Colin added: “We just need to make sure that the good times are just around the corner.
“Talk is cheap and we’ve got to do it now – that’s what we’re working on.”