Wealdstone man 'massively disappointed' by this season but is optimistic about the future
PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:35 10 February 2016
Wealdstone's veteran striker Jefferson Louis says the Conference South side have been "massively disappointing" this season, but he insists their campaign is far from over - especially if they can put a winning run together between now and the end of April.
The 36-year-old, who scored in Saturday’s 4-4 draw with Truro City, admits he has been been surprised at how Gordon Bartlett’s men have fared so far.
He told the Times: “We have underachieved so much this season, it’s unbelievable, especially with the squad we’ve got. Something just hasn’t been going right. “I can’t put my finger on why we’ve struggled so much; it’s been massively disappointing.
“It’s been a very up and down season for me in truth, too. I know I can offer more.
“I still think there are reasons to be positive, though. We’ve got loads of games left and plenty of points to play for. Who says we can’t go on a run now, and who knows where that could take us?
“Last season we went on a 14-game unbeaten run at one point and we’ve still got as many games as that to play, so let’s just concentrate on getting back to winning ways and then who knows.”
Louis, who is at his 32nd club – three of which he has played for twice – says he would relish a coaching role with the Stones should the opportunity arise.
He added: “If the club really wanted to take me on in a player/coach role or something like that I would love to be involved in that capacity.
“It’s down to them, though, and how they see it. Obviously I still feel like I’ve got a lot to give on the field yet, but I would relish a role like that.
“Collectively the club have to decide what they want to do moving forward.
“I had a lot of options last summer but I wanted to show some loyalty to Wealdstone. I must admit that I expected us to have a good push towards the top this season.
“Unfortunately that hasn’t panned out like we hoped it would, but I still feel positive. My contract is up at the end of the season and we’ll talk then. I’m happy here, though.”
Next up Stones face a trip to Maidenhead United, a game Louis says they should be getting maximum points from.
“We’re close together in the table so a win would be great for us,” said Louis. “These are the kind of games we need to be winning.”