Gordon Bartlett was left fuming after Wealdstone slumped to yet another defeat but the Wealdstone manager has at least found someone to pin his hopes of survival on, writes Ryan O'Donovan.
The 58-year-old stated that Elliott Godfrey’s work ethic and desire in their 3-0 loss against St Albans should be an example followed by all of his players.
Speaking after the game, Bartlett said: “I’m going to praise someone I thought work ethic and desire today exemplified what we expect from everyone, and that was Elliot Godfrey.
“It wasn’t necessarily his performance, but his attitude and application to a situation where you’re not doing particularly well was an example to everyone.
“We’ve left Elliot out a couple of times and he shows the professionalism and a belief in the cause and I think if everyone showed that today the score line would have definitely been different.”
He added: “I’m picking him out because here I am being critical and I don’t want to put everyone in the same boat and he for me was comfortably our best player.
“He never gave up throughout the whole ninety minutes and if we get that from everybody we’ll get ourselves out of this.”
Bartlett also gave news about former Harrow Borough player Shaun Lucien, who was present at the game.
He said: “Shaun Lucien played with our reserves the other night.
“He’s been released by Harrow and he’s certainly played a game in the reserves and he was here with us today and he might well get brought into the squad.”