Interview: “We’ve got enough to finish in the playoffs” – Killick

Poole Town’s manager is still backing his side to finish in the top five of the Southern League Premier South after two heavy losses at home.

Dolphins shipped eight goals in back-to-back 4-1 losses to Hayes & Yeading and Truro City, leading to some fans to question whether Poole will end up in the promotion picture come April.

Speaking to All Poole Aren’t We, Killick stated: “I’ve said earlier in the season – I don’t think the best teams are better, I just think there’s more of them. We played Truro – they were in 18th place, which just says it all – and then you look at their teamsheet.

“It’s tough from that point of view, but it’s not like I’m sat here saying ‘oh I feel we’re inferior in terms of our personnel, it’s just really hard each week to compete.’

“Truro’s manager won’t agree and perhaps I’m emotionally attached too much, but I believe my team is better than their team. In a way, as weird as it sounds, I felt that showed itself on the park on Tuesday in a lot of aspects.

“We’ve got enough to be winning games. We’ve got enough to finish in the playoffs, in my view. If we don’t do it then I would say that’s a failure on my part, a failure on the players’ part.

“We’d like more players, we’d like better players, but I feel we’ve got enough to do well.”

Poole had racked up four wins on the spin prior to the two defeats in quick succession, but Killick is confident his side can pick themselves up and recover from what he labelled as ‘a hiccup.’

“We may not quite have the strength that some of the others have got, but I just feel we’ve got a really good group,” continued Killick.

“We should be able to do well. Four on the spin was very  good but now we’ve had a hiccup and we need to bounce back from it.

“I very quickly took a look at the league table after the Truro game, yeah we’ve played two games more – three games more than some teams – but we’re still well in contention if we can bounce back and win a couple of games. That’s what we’ve got to try and do.”

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