GOALKEEPER Jack Cherry is looking forward to showing the rest of Thurlow Nunn League division one south what Halstead Town are capable of now they have got through a tricky spell of injuries in their squad.

The start of the Humbugs' campaign has been blighted by a crippling injury list that has hit their ability to perform to the levels that their players and staff know they can.

They have still managed to place themselves well in the promotion race and a 2-1 win against May & Baker last weekend moved them back up to second in the division one south table, which was followed by a 3-0 win against Haverhill Borough in the second round of the First Division Knockout Cup in midweek.

Although there is frustration at the Milbank Stadium that the buoyant team now have to wait until a trip to Holland FC on October 18 for their next action, Cherry is confident that they can push on now they are back closer to full strength.

The Humbugs keeper said: “We have had a few bad results as people well know, but hopefully we now have pretty much a full squad back.

“We are still missing a couple but we’re seeing people coming back and back-to-back wins this week was what we needed.

“It was also nice to keep a clean sheet as well as the win against Haverhill – that was a bonus.

“Hopefully we can get back to doing what we know we can do because we have the people in the squad who know what to do.

“Everyone knows what everyone else can do and we have the bonds together.

“We are all playing the same way because we know how each other work and that’s why it’s been so important to get players back from injuries.

“I think we’re back to how we were looking at the start of the season.

“Hopefully we have that unity back together and we can push on now.

“These wins can just be a stepping stone for that ahead of a tough game next week.

“The break has come at a bit of a bad time as we’re on a bit of a roll and we want to carry it on, but we can’t do much about that.

“Hopefully we can have a couple of good training sessions in the week and get some good team bonding in.

“We feel as though we have momentum back now and we just have to keep believing in ourselves and keep working hard in training."