EXCLUSIVE: Bacon hails ‘great harmony’ at Wisbech Town as sizzling form continues
HAT-TRICK hero Chris Bacon has revealed joining Wisbech Town has given him a new lease of life.
The 27-year-old striker considered taking a year out of the game after being released by King’s Lynn Town in July but Fenmen boss Steve Appleby convinced him to join the Fenmen.
Appleby’s faith has been repaid by the classy frontman who has been in sizzling form scoring 13 goals this season - including three in Tuesday’s 4-1 Ridgeons League Challenge Cup First Round triumph at Downham Town.
Bacon said: “I’ve been really impressed with the attitude of my new team-mates, the club as a whole, and Apps (Appleby), who is doing a great job.
“Everyone, including the supporters, have been really welcoming. There are no attitudes about whatsoever and it’s a really humble place to be.
“There are no big-timers at Wisbech, we all get on really well and we work hard for each other. There’s great harmony at the club.
“I’m really loving my football again. It’s nice to be enjoying some personal success and the support from the fans has been overwhelming.
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“They’ve really got behind me which is making me work even harder to give something back.”
Strike partner Liam Nimmo also scored as Wisbech began their defence of the league cup with a bang.
Tuesday’s win followed the Fenmen’s 3-0 extra-time triumph over Walsham-le-Willows in the FA Vase First Round on Saturday.
Callum Reed, Ollie Gale and Jon Fairweather scored for Wisbech, who travel to Racing Club Warwick in the second round on November 19.
Bacon said: “We’re not expected to just go out and win games so win, lose or draw, we’re in it together.
“We’ve got a great squad but we just take things week by week. Apps’ man-management is very good and he’s definitely getting the best out of me but I still haven’t shown my full potential yet.
“He’s given me so much confidence because I want to be playing every week. I have a lot of respect for him but I simply wouldn’t have scored as many goals as I have without the quality players I have around me creating chances.
“The goals are being shared about too which takes the pressure off me - I’m really happy at Wisbech.”
Appleby, who appointed striker Darren Jimson as his player/assistant this week, takes his in-form Fenmen to Norwich United in the Ridgeons Premier Division tomorrow.
Defender Simon Ashton may not be involved after completing dual registration forms with United Counties League Spalding United in midweek.