UPBEAT? Covo? Never. Covo’s feet are always firmly on the ground. He is a manager grounded in experience at this level and knows how to prepare a team for a promotion battle. However, the Rocks have just suffered three defeats in a row.
It can sometimes appear that the cup competitions that come thick and fast at this time of year can be a distraction. It is all about the cash but when you pick up niggling injuries and lose momentum they can have a fatal effect on your teams performance.
So, after three defeats on the bounce, how does East Thurrock boss John Coventry see the position of the team in early October?
The one thing you can say about Covo is that he is dedicated to his football community. After a full day of teaching at the Grays School, he sees his Year 9 side play against Chafford Hundred; then it is off to under-18 training at Rookery Hill followed by the senior training. The man deserves a medal.