11 Sep 2020 in News
Steve Cunningham gave his verdict on his side's schedule for the coming season following the release of the Vanarama National League North fixtures, as he prepares for his first campaign as Curzon boss.
Cunningham revealed he was looking forward to the opening day, and is relishing the chance to face off against some of the division's top teams inside the first month of play.
He said: "I was a bit like a kid at Christmas awaiting the fixtures, we've drawn a tough first five games, all of which will present different challenges, none more so than the first game against Alfreton. They've got a very experienced manager in Billy Heath and I'm looking forward to going up against him. Alfreton will be a strong, direct team and it won't be an easy game whatsoever, none of them are in this league, you've got to play everyone twice and we're excited to get going.
"Just getting that fixture list, it feels real now that I'm in the hot seat. There's brilliant teams with some great stadiums that we're going to be travelling to and as a club we're eager to get going.
"It's a baptism of fire for us as a management team, we're playing two of the teams that were in the play-offs in Brackley and Chester in our first five. It'll be a tough month, but a great way to start the campaign against some of the league's best teams. We're looking forward to some great local games too, there's some tasty ones within them."
Curzon's National League North campaign gets underway on Monday 5th October, with the visit of Alfreton Town.