In-form Hammond praises boss Widdrington
In-form Eastbourne Borough striker Elvis Hammond has credited boss Tommy Widdrington for rescuing him from the doldrums at Farnborough.
Hammond, 33, joined Borough in January and took his tally to five goals in seven appearances with a double against Chelmsford on Saturday.
The experienced Ghanian, who has represented Fulham, Norwich and Leicester during his career, says Widdrington’s enthusiasm was the key factor behind him leaving Cherrywood Road for Priory Lane.
He said: “I was not playing regularly at Farnborough and it starts to get to you mentally.
“You question if you really want it or if you can be bothered.
“But I got the call from the gaffer [Widdrington] and I knew I wanted to come to Eastbourne.
“He believes in me and has trusted me to lead the line and I want to repay him for that.
“When I’m playing, you get into routine and on a roll and that’s when I’m at my best.
“I’m just enjoying my football again. It’s great to be a part of something positive.
“This club is looking to go somewhere and hopefully I can contribute towards that.”
Hammond has wasted little time in settling in at Borough and has impressed the team’s management and fans alike with his tireless running and physical approach.
He said: “I love that part of the game. I like to let defenders know that they have been in a game.
“It’s important for them (the defenders) to know that they are not in for easy ride against me.
“Strikers are judged on goals but you have to work hard for the team. I have always played like that.”