CHEZ ISAAC has revealed how Anthony Limbrick was the main selling point in coming to Woking this season and hinted that the team spirit is the best out of everywhere he has been.
The midfielder, 24, signed for the Cards from relegated National League side Braintree Town after previously having spells with Boreham Wood, Tamworth and Watford.
Speaking after the 1-0 win against Dagenham on Saturday, Isaac spoke of his admiration for his manager in making sure that dressing room remains grounded, despite being third in the table.
He told Radio Woking Sport: “The team spirit is amazing. We all have the right attitude and Anthony has installed that in everyone that has come in.”
“He was the real selling point in coming here; the fact that it sounded like he was going to do a professional job and do things in the right way and be honest with everyone. So far he’s done that and everyone is loving it.”
Isaac was given the responsibility of captaining the side after Richard Orlu suffered an injury in the win over Macclesfield at the start of September, leading the Cards to a six-game unbeaten run.
Since then, the Cards have recorded victories over high-flyers Sutton United and Dagenham and Redbridge, with every member of the small squad playing their part, which most impressed Isaac.
He added: “I’ve been in a few teams in this league over the years and everyone is playing for each other no matter if it’s coming off the bench or making a comeback, no one is sulking and that’s what you need to do well.”
“We haven’t got any egos or passengers, everyone gets along well and they know come Saturday there is a job to do and that’s the best thing about this team.
Woking have experienced all kinds of victories this season, whether it’s a dogged performance against Sutton and Dagenham, or more convincing victories.
Limbrick is impressed with his team’s ability to win in different ways, and has hinted that the best is yet to come from his young side, who have an average age of just over 21.
He said: “Whether we go a goal down or a goal in front we don’t change, we’ve came back in games and we’ve seen games out when teams are on top of us and trying to put the ball in the box.”
“We’ve got a bit of a toughness and steelness to us and you’ve got to remember that it’s a brand new team, we’ve only had the players for four months so it’s going to take time for them to gel and get together and they’re learning the style and how they want to play.”
Despite only being at Woking for less than six months, Limbrick has created a special bond with the fans, with the faithful at the Laithwaite’s Community Stadium warming to the new manager.
Limbrick is appreciative of the support, but wants them to see that the players are working hard and getting results for them, who give up so much sacrifice to attend games and cheer their team on.
He added: “The pleasing thing is that they reflect the hard work and the effort, similar to when the fans come and watch us and you can see they try, they run around and work hard and know what it means to play for Woking. No matter if you win lose or draw, the fans will hopefully see that.”