Kevin Austin warns Boston United teammates - ‘Don’t Panic!’
At 38, the veteran defender may be old enough to be part of the Pilgrims’ Dad’s Army.
And his words may sound like a quote straight from Corporal Jones.
But his experience means he can offer wise words and a calming influence in the dressing room.
He has witnessed all the highs and lows of football.
And after seeing it and doing it, he believes it is far too soon to start worrying.
The Pilgrims - who have added striker Ben Fairclough to their squad this week - currently sit way off the Blue Square Bet North pace.
But Austin, who featured for United in last season’s play-off semi-finals, thinks things will turn around.
“At the end of the day, in these situations, you don’t panic,” Austin warned.
“It’s still early on and we’ve got to stick together.
“You pick up six points and suddenly things look different, perceptions change.”
Austin also believes that the effort and commitment is there in the camp.
He added: “The lads are giving everything and we can’t fault the work rate, it’s just not happening.
“I’ve been in this situation before.
“From experience, when the lads start getting it together it will happen.”
New boy Fairclough is the cousin of United defender Jordan.
He has signed on from Eastwood Town after spending last season at Hinckley.
He was a Nottingham Forest product and also played for Notts County.
The 22-year-old was expected to face old club Hinckley last night.