FOOTBALL: Mowbray a happy Tiger

Happy times: Simon Mowbray is enjoying life at Holbeach under the charge of John Chand (below).
Happy times: Simon Mowbray is enjoying life at Holbeach under the charge of John Chand (below).

HOLBEACH United hitman Simon Mowbray admits that the club have helped him rediscover his love for the game.

Speaking to the Spalding Guardian ahead of the Tigers’ trip to Yaxley on Saturday (3pm), Mowbray also lauded boss John Chand and intimated a desire to stay with the club beyond the end of the season.

The striker has been a revelation since joining Holbeach from Stamford – and he reckons success is just around the corner at Carter’s Park.

He said: “I started the season well with Stamford, but dropped out of the team. To be honest I wasn’t really too motivated.

“So when I found out Chandy wanted me I was happy to come to Holbeach.

“He’s a great motivator and the lads love him – which is the most important thing at this level. I’m really enjoying my football again.

“I’m sure he’ll look to build a strong team over the summer and, of course, I’d like to be part of it.

“I’ll have to consider my options though. I live in Lincoln, so it’s a long way to travel each week.

“For now I want to finish the season well. If we can take seven points from Yaxley (twice) and King’s Lynn that’d be great.

“I think everyone at the club would like to beat Lynn and keep them in the UCL – they’re a massive club that bring huge support. You want to play in that kind of atmosphere.”

Mowbray, who was top scorer for Spalding United last season, also had his say on the Tulips’ impending relegation.

He reckons that dropping down to the UCL Premier Division was inevitable for the club.

He added: “They can’t go on getting hammered every week, something had to give. For some reason they just struggle to attract players, although I enjoyed working with (former managers) Mark Hone and Richard Scott.”

Spalding host Rainworth Miners Welfare in a dead rubber at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm).