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Tommy Parkinson interviewed by Non League Daily

Tom Parkinson

'Parky' talks about his time at The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium, his injuries and his long term managerial aspirations

"We’re better than the league suggests", says Parkinson 

Tommy Parkinson joined Tonbridge in 2014, one month after manager Steve McKimm took the reins at The Longmead Stadium.

The Angels have dropped to 18th in the National League South in recent weeks, failing to score in four of those five games.  They broke their goalless duck at the weekend in a 1-1 draw with Chelmsford City. 

The 30-year-old knows his team have to be more ruthless if they are to succeed this season - and believes three wins in 13 games is not representative of how they are playing. 

“We’re not a million miles away from being a top 7-8 team. As a team we need to start being more clinical in front of goal - not just the forwards. 

“There’s only so many times you can say that. Until we start putting the ball in the back of the net, we won’t win any games.

“There’s only been one game this season - against Ebbsfleet United on the first day - where I’ve come off the pitch and thought they were miles better than us. We’ve been equal to, or better than the opposition in most other games.

“If we’d been more clinical we could have an extra 12 points.  On any given day, any team can turn anyone over in this league.  It’s very rare for teams to go on a long winning streak. There’s a lot of money in the league this year and it’s very competitive,” he said. 

Read the whole interview by clicking here. 

Published Tuesday 23rd November 2021