FC United of Manchester in no uncertain terms had a horrendous start to the 2018/19 season. Propping up the rest of the National League North was not comfortable viewing for the FCUM faithful.
Having only won once in their first twelve league games, it was understandable that FC United had to make a managerial change early on in the season to not let the rot carry on further.
Incoming manager Neil Reynolds has quickly turned things around at Broadhurst Park, claiming FC United’s second, third and fourth wins of the season in an unbeaten five games in charge, however a defeat to Telford at weekend as temporarily put the brakes on the climb up the National League North.
Obviously, with a new manager with no previous connections to FC United coming in, With FC United only having one man in charge since the start, previous to last season. That means the players have had to prove themselves to Reynolds, and fight for their place in the team.
Creating that little competition and extinguishing complacency has certainly aided his start alongside Reynolds free-flowing football philosophy. Most people call it the new manager bounce, but FC United will be looking at getting right back on track against Hereford in the FA Trophy and proving that the upturn is in for the long haul.