The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 22nd December 2011
....Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West club`s thirteen-match winless run.
Struggling Wimborne are second from bottom after failing to register a league victory since September 24th.
But although results have not gone to plan, vice-chairman Miller praised Cuss’ commitment and said he was doing valuable work at both senior and junior level.
Since being appointed as Alex Browne’s successor in his first managerial post, former Poole Town assistant boss Cuss has recruited a new-look team while also helping to enhance Wimborne’s youth system.
Miller believes Magpies will soon see the benefits of his efforts. He said: “First-team results are the first thing anyone sees. We all care and all want the first team to do well, but it is a new team.
“If you speak to any player, they all can’t speak highly enough of the coaching and training they are getting.
“The key thing is that a lot of our key players are on contracts, so the idea is to keep these players together, stay in the league and develop those players and take the club forward.
“And if we can improve next year with the players we have got and any extras Steve needs to bring in, that is what we have got to do.
“We have got to be patient. Any knowledgeable football fan can see we have got the basis of a good side. It just needs tweaking and needs the players we have got to gain more experience.”
Miller admitted the Boxing Day showdown with rivals Poole Town at Cuthbury would be the perfect time to stop the rot.
He said: “The work Steve puts in is unbelievable and no one could question his commitment to the club and what he is trying to do.
“For his sake, we all want him to get a positive result and what better place to start than against Poole Town, his old club.”
Miller added: “The level we have taken the youth section has effectively jumped 10-fold. That has been helped by the name of Wimborne Town Football Club, but Steve has been active in promoting that.
“There are lots of things that are going to take a lot of time to bear fruit but they are being worked on and as far as I am concerned as vice-chairman, who is involved in the youth and adult sections, it has got to be a five-year plan.”