Barkingside boss Walther is pleased Romford have aided efforts to rebuild his squad
PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 October 2018
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Side currently have three players on loan from Boro
Barkingside manager Michael Walther is grateful to Bostik North side Romford after they loaned three of their players to the Cricklefield Stadium outfit.
Toby Barlow, Connor Tyrell and Peter Oyetunji had joined Side on loan as they look to move up the Essex Senior League table.
Tyrell featured in a 2-1 loss at home to Stansted on Saturday, while Barlow and Oyetunji will hope to be in the squad for Wednesday’s trip to Walthamstow.
Walther was pleased Romford were able to send some players on loan to Barkingside, and says he might have to get a few more in on loan to boost his squad in the coming weeks.
“It works like a food chain and when you operate at these levels, you often find yourself going to managers in the league above and asking if any of their players are available for loan, then hoping those that do come in do well,” he said.
“Connor looked good for us against Stansted and loaning players is something we’re going to have to do while I rebuild the squad again.
“In an ideal world, you would want your players with you regularly in training so that they get used to how you want to play and get used to their team mates.
“Unfortunately that sometimes doesn’t with loan players as they train with their parent clubs, but its needs must for us at the minute.”
Walther is having to rebuild his squad after the departure of assistant manager Franco Zabotti, who joined divisional rivals Tower Hamlets, also led to several players leaving.
That has thrown the Barkingside’s plans boss into disarray, having to rebuild his team mid-season.
But it seems that Walther is keen to get on with things as he looks to get the Cricklefield Stadium outfit moving up the table.
“We’ve had to bring in some new players because of the exodus, and there are still more to come,” he added.
“At the minute, because the players aren’t used to one another and how we want to play, it’s not helping our cause.”
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