O’Connor: “Anything you can learn from in this game is positive…”
By Matty Paddock - 10/01/2019
Posted 6 days ago
JIMMY O’CONNOR is enjoying the challenge of grasping new responsibilities as part of the Harriers management.
The experienced former Doncaster defender, alongside team mate Russ Penn, is assisting Colin Gordon with the running of team affairs at Aggborough currently.
His first game in the role was the lengthy trek to Spennymoor Town on Tuesday night, Harriers looking a little more like their old selves despite going down to a 2-1 defeat.
Looking back at the game having endured it on the sidelines, the former Walsall favourite admits he’s taking advantage of the opportunity as much as he can.
“As a sportsman you are always competitive,” he said.
“Coming in and seeing it from a different place, it’s a big learning curve.
“Anything you can learn from in this game is positive and I’ve tried to do that over the last couple of days.
“I’ll continue to try and do that and help the club in any way I can.”
The game itself saw Harriers go close a number of times to taking the lead. As it was, Aaron Phillips’ first half-header was an equaliser to cancel out a Moors chance just a minute prior.
It was an end-to-end affair, after which O’Connor, who missed playing in the game itself due to an injury, admitted. “It was a bit of an eye opener!
“It was a typical game at this level and it was settled by a couple of mistakes, and it was really disappointing to come away with a defeat.
“We played some really good stuff on a terrible pitch but there were things that we can take from it that can improve us in the future, definitely.”