Newly appointed Taffs Well boss Sherwood outlines short term and long-term aims at Rhiw’r Ddar

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Taffs Well boss Jamie Sherwood has outlined his plans since taking over from Adrian Needs in the Rhiw’r Ddar hot seat, survival.

That aim is to remain in Division One so the next stage can take place and they can compete in the newly formed FAW Championship next season.

Having previously managed the club alongside Lee Bridgeman and Mark Sampson in a caretaker role, Taffs Well were the only club that could lure Sherwood back into management, following a four-year spell with Yeovil Town Ladies.

The former Glovers manager said: “As soon as I was approached there was never any doubt that I wouldn’t take the opportunity to return to the only club in the Welsh League I could ever work with.

“There is a huge connection with myself and the club and I really feel that this was the right opportunity for both parties to develop a way forward, not just for the short term but we feel there is a longer-term vision that can be implemented at the club.

“There is a vision but the vision is only a dream unless we are getting results in the short term which allows that retention of Welsh League One status.

“This is the sole intention of the group of players, staff, and members of the club.”

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Things didn’t go to plan for the newly appointed management team as they lost to Goytre at Plough Road two weeks ago, but having missed the chance to manage his first game at Rhiw’r Ddar in his new role, the Wellmen will play Undy Athletic in Sherwood’s second test as Taffs Well boss. The break has allowed for players to get to grips for Sherwood to implement his ideas.

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Managers often try to put their stamp onto things, but Steve Williams formerly of Merthyr has remained in his role as assistant manager, after working under the previous manager Adrian Needs.

There has also been some movement in the player market. Luke Davidson has joined from Dinas Powys having been a part of the CAVC Football Academy, whilst Ryan Chandrinos has also joined the club.

“Everyone talks about philosophy or style of play but I think in real simple terms we will implement the ideas, beliefs and structure to allow the players to play effective football across the pitch,” added Sherwood.
“I would like to think we can develop the attacking principles to create exciting football and solidify the defensive roles and responsibilities to enable us to be robust, strong and resolute in the way we defend.
“What I would love to see and hear is the supporters excitement when we enter the attacking half of the pitch and their pride in the way we will defend.
I want to bring that identity back to the Black and Yellow shirt and that belonging that has been created previously this is not an overnight event this happens over time through performances, consistent game performances and continuous reactions to the challenges that we will face.”
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