Cambrian must keep it simple says manager Dane Williams
Cambrian & Clydach manager Dane Williams says his side must complete the basics if they are to win the Nathaniel MG Cup Final this Saturday.
The Rhondda club make the short trip down to Jenner Park Stadium to take on fellow South Walian side Cardiff Metropolitan in the first piece of silverware to be awarded in Welsh domestic football this season.
Having knocked out four Welsh Premier League teams already, Cambrian go into the game capable of pulling off an upset.
However Saturday’s opponents Cardiff Met have won their last three games, including nine goals against Bala Town, Barry Town United and Llandudno. Met are managed by former Football League and Wales defender Christian Edwards.
The Cambrian manager stressed the importance of the basics: “We do believe we can win but we’re well aware of how difficult it’s going to be. We’re playing a very good, very well organised team.
Ultimately if we don’t turn up and we don’t do what we’re supposed to do, we could end up on the wrong side of a result. It’s important we switch on and work hard and believe in ourselves.
We’ll be keeping it exactly the same. Honestly, it’s the same every week. I think with footballers and with the management, keep things the same. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”
A number of Cambrian’s first team members have come through the academy system.
It’s an academy structure which has seen numerous players move to professional sides, as well as return to the club.
Seven players were involved in Cambrian’s FAW Youth Cup defeat to Swansea City at the Cardiff City Stadium in 2017.
David Thomas played in the final that day and has gone on to captain the club and the age of just 21.
“It’s very good for the players individually that they’ve experienced a final previously although a loss.
“I think for the club more than anything it shows the progression within the club. The players can make the step up and be equally as effective and moving the club forward.
“Dai is a level character. 21-years of age he’s mature. He’ll prepare the right way, he’ll do the right things. He’s very professional and I’m sure he’s looking forward to it.”
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