Birmingham — A “demotivated” group after Tokyo, a Commonwealth Games year with no head coach until only a few weeks out from the tournament, coupled with injuries, Covid and player changes. Bronze for England represented something of a bonus here.
After the heartache of their semi-final defeat to Australia, England rallied to see off the dangerous South Africans and secure their third bronze in a row at the Commonwealth Games.
After Zak Jones had steered the ship after Danny Kerry’s departure after Tokyo, the move to employ Paul Revington has been a significant move for English and Great Britain men’s hockey.
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