Airbus UK boss O’Shaughnessy previews upcoming game against Bangor City
Airbus UK Broughton boss Stephen O’Shaughnessy says he would have loved to have won the titles Craig Harrison has in his career.
The 50-year-old had a lengthy playing career and was on the books of Football League side Rochdale.
But it’s the managerial career that the former Leeds United apprentice is focusing on.
In the dug out on Saturday, O’Shaughnessy will come up against Craig Harrison, a six-time Welsh Premier League winner.
“I would love to have won half the things Craig has as a manager. He is very experienced and knowledgeable.
We are all looking forward to the game Saturday and hopefully, there will be a big crowd watching.
Bangor is one of the biggest clubs in Wales so it will be a massive test for us.”
The Citizens have been touted as title contenders, along with Rhyl. However, the Wingmakers have been somewhat under the radar, in terms of being a choice for promotion.
But it’s Airbus who boast the 100% record, five games into the season, with just two goals conceded, the best in the league.
Those performances have seen the Airbus boss given the first piece of silverware of the season, the August Manager of the Month award.
O’Shaughnessy added:“It is nice to win it and have a great start but like I say to the players there is a long way to go yet.
No one is getting carried away at the club, we will be taking each game as it comes.”
They’re the only team in the division not to lose, with opponents Bangor City losing to both Porthmadog and Denbigh Town.
But O’Shaughnessy says it is still the Citizens and the Lilywhites who will lead the way this season, with the performances of those two sides, as a yard stick for success for his own side.
“Both Bangor and Rhyl are title favourites this season.”
Everyone from the media to other Managers in this league tipped them both to win it
If we are near them at the end of the season we are doing well.”
One player who has stood out for Airbus this season, is Asa Hamilton, a summer signing for Airbus. He has already bagged five goals for the Wingmakers, following his move from the Mid Wales side.
“Asa has been good for us on and off the field, he is a good character to have around the club, I don’t want to brag him up to much or I will never hear the end of it!
We also have other good players here who have been doing well and the squad is strong they all know they have to perform or someone else will take there place.”
Airbus host Bangor City at The Airfield tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 pm.
(Featured image: Matthew Jones)