Biggleswade Town midfielder Jonny McNamara loving life as a Wader

PUBLISHED: 13:30 20 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:30 20 September 2018

Biggleswade Town's Jonny McNamara in action against former club Hitchin Town. CREDIT: Martyn Haworth photography

Biggleswade Town's Jonny McNamara in action against former club Hitchin Town. CREDIT: Martyn Haworth photography

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Biggleswade Town midfielder Jonny McNamara is loving life at the unbeaten Waders

Jonny McNamara in action for former club Hitchin Town against new side Biggleswade Town in the 2017-18 season.   Picture: Karyn Haddon.Jonny McNamara in action for former club Hitchin Town against new side Biggleswade Town in the 2017-18 season. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

The hard-working former Hitchin Town midfielder was one of Lee Allinson’s first signings as Waders boss this summer.

McNamara wanted a fresh start after a slump at Top Field, and since has scored on his debut in the 4-2 win over Kings Lynn Town and cemented himself as a vital cog in Allinson’s new-look Langford Road side.

Speaking to CometSport, McNamara said: “I’m enjoying it.

“With the fans, players and management it’s a family atmosphere, just like Hitchin. Everyone gets on and it’s nice to have that feeling when you’re going to football.

“Lee’s a great man manager and he understands me and knows how to get the best from me.

“He makes you want to play for him with the way he speaks.”

McNamara’s scrapping and attack-minded play has helped the Waders sustain their unbeaten run in the Evo-Stik Southern Central League after seven games. Though they are the only side left unbeaten, Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to Barwell was Biggleswade’s fifth draw.

The Waders number seven said: “We dominated, it was the best we’ve played in the last four games but we need some ruthlessness.

“We haven’t properly clicked going forward, we’re not used to the runs each of us make. We’ve only been together three-months but we’re in a good position and we’re starting to trust each other more.

“Everywhere else I’ve joined, the team has been quite established. Even when new players came in the core was the same. Here it’s all new faces but we’re having a good time.

“The draws are frustrating but it’s good to see we’ve got resilience. Avoiding losses is a good habit but soon we’ll turn those into wins.”

McNamara said he’d already formed some tight on and off field partnerships, including with his former Hitchin teammate Liam Brooks and Luca Allinson-Statham, the young talent who went out on-loan to Potton United on Thursday.

Allinson-Statham started up-front at the Hollow in their 3-2 FA Vase defeat to Hounslow United but Potton boss Steve Kuhne said he would be a ‘great asset’ to his side.

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